Pembroke Street building site at old pub

MarquisofsalisburysiteThe old Marquis of Salisbury pub is being redeveloped into flats.  Building sites are always a bit messy but they have to behave reasonably towards local residents while construction is going on.   There are regulations to make sites safe for all.

This site has improved after the environment task group asked the council to have a word with them about hoardings but there is still some work to do.  The skip does not display a licence, has no lights etc and the roads are not washed down every day.  They are digging foundations right now and there is mud everywhere.

The council is very poor at enforcing skip licencing – in the past they confiscated so many skips they ran out of space to store them and never really got on top of it again

There are also concerns that there may not be enough clearance behind the hoardings at the rear of the site where the fire exit from Tayport Close opens – the hoardings have narrowed the alleyway there.  The NKXET is asking the council to investigate.

The site is only poorly secured after hours and there is the potential for an accident if say children making mischief get in and fall down the large hole there.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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One Response to Pembroke Street building site at old pub

  1. Paul Convery says:

    There is a worse problem which is that people treat this as a dumping place. There’s a mattress dumped opposite on the grass which was originally against the hoardings. I watched the site owner get help to drag it away from “his” hoardings. Remonstrating didn’t help.

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