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Warley: Cllr Mark Haigh secures counsel's opinion for resident dispute

November 22, 2019 7:31 PM

Cllr Mark HaighA dispute between residents and Brentwood Council that has been going on for over six years will now be decided by a legal counsel, thanks to ward councillor Mark Haigh who has been working with residents on this since he was elected in May 2018.

Residents of the Brackenwood estate say that the council are responsible for maintaining the greenswards and have a letter from 2005 stating exactly that but, in 2013, the council stopped doing so saying it was nothing to do with them. It is quite standard practice for a developer to give a sum to the council for maintenance and residents believe this is what happened when the estate was completed 30 years ago.

Cllr Haigh, a solicitor by profession, will now provide evidence on behalf of his residents so the matter can be decided, once and for all.