Local residents met at the Southern Cross Pub to discuss the recent road alterations. The meeting was well attended by residents, council officers and councillors.
As well as a possible action group for compensation on the agenda, ways to mitigate the potential for an increased level of traffic noise and air quality were discussed. Officers agreed that more shrubbery could certainly help and are open to working with residents to provide it.
Councillor Meika Smiles asked about the possibility of a weight restriction along the route and is talking with officers to see if this could be an option.
It was generally agreed the residents would use the same firm of surveyors to make a claim for compensation under the provisions of the Land Compensation Act 1973 for any reduction in the capital value of resident’s property.
Property owners were advised that Thomson Broadbent Chartered Surveyors had already had 23 completed representation agreements returned to them and following a show of hands this was clearly the preferred route.
If you wish to discuss the matter the Thomson Broadbent Part 1 Claims team can be contacted on: 01536 273698 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nunthorpe Parish Council has confirmed that they will be the lead organisation regarding the best possible reinstatement of the Dixons Bank / Stainton Way area following completion of the roadworks.
At the Nunthorpe Parish Council meeting on 3rd July, the Parish Council and residents stated that the reinstatement should include grass, bulbs, wild flowers, shrubs and substantial trees. The residents on the east side of Dixons Bank feel the removal of mature trees is a significant environmental loss and in the somewhat limited remaining area would like to see a planting of mixed shrubs, this would provide some screening as well as replacing the wildlife habitat. It is expected that the difference between the number of trees removed and those planted as part of the reinstatement scheme would be planted elsewhere in Nunthorpe.
The Parish Council has requested that Middlesbrough Council produce a plan of the proposed reinstatement and a second plan to show the location of the additional trees to be planted elsewhere in Nunthorpe and have the opportunity to comment at this stage.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss any aspects of the reinstatement scheme.