RESIDENTS of the Eden Grange housing development in Cuddington have slammed developers Taylor Wimpey after a year of campaigning for promised allotments.

In February 2018 the Guardian reported that the residents were getting concerned that the allotments would fail to materialise.

Jane Theaker, treasurer of the allotment association, has been pushing Taylor Wimpey to deliver on its promise but she is growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of communication on the matter.

Jane said: “We were promised allotments by the end of 2018 subject to weather conditions. Well last year we had a heat wave, all the houses are built and sold.

“Why can’t Taylor Wimpey just give us a date by which they will deliver the allotments? It’s not an unreasonable request. We don’t want this dragging on and on as we’ve planting to do in spring”

The chair of the allotment association has also expressed his frustration with the developer.

Cliff Ireland said: “The houses and play area at Eden Grange have been built, and the site office has now been packed-up but no allotments have been forthcoming.

“Taylor Wimpey clearly have good intentions of delivering the allotments, but their legal and building team appear to have had no instructions to commence work on delivery.”

Taylor Wimpey gained planning permission, complete with 34 allotments, in April 2012 but residents are still waiting for a date on the allotments to be confirmed.

Many homeowners have moved into their properties but there is still work to be done before the completion of the development

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey said: “We can confirm that Taylor Wimpey remains committed to delivering the allotments in accordance with our proposals and we look forward to being able to hand these over to the parish council upon completion of the development.

“Regrettably, this has been delayed by further on-site works that are required before the development is complete, and we are currently unable to confirm dates for completion.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this delay will cause and we will continue to work to ensure that the allotments are delivered upon completion of the works for the benefit of residents and the local community.”