A Dundee councillor has claimed a national building firm are sitting on a report into a Mill o’ Mains housing development because they don’t want its contents to be revealed.
Labour councillor Brian Gordon has accused construction firm, Home Group, of “suppressing” a report into residents’ concerns about problems caused by 300 homes being “improved” in the area
Those in vicinity of Lewis Terrace say their gardens are routinely being flooded and walkways have been compromised as a result of building works.
In 2014 Home Group commissioned a report into the concerns.
However, two years on, the report is still to be published.
Local representative Brian Gordon has now called on Dundee City Council’s city development chief executive Mike Galloway to press the firm into making details of the report public.
“They don’t seem to understand the frustration in the area,” said Councillor Gordon.
“After seven years, people are just fed up.
“The homes are lovely, but people are looking for safe walking passages and for places that aren’t badly flooded.”
Mr Gordon has urged Mr Galloway to meet with the impacted residents.
The Labour representative insists he has invited Mr Galloway to the site on various occasions, but his pleas are always ignored.
He said: “I have offered the executive director of city development of Dundee City Council to come and visit Mill o’ Mains and get the residents views on the total disruption to their lives over the last seven years but he has refused saying he ‘has officers to do that’.
“I know Mr Galloway is busy with the waterfront but if he can’t come up and assure the residents of Mill o’ Mains, then possibly he can demand that Home release this report so his officers and the residents of Mill o’ Mains can see it.”
Petra Biberbach, chief executive of Planning Aid Scotland, who carried out the survey, said: “Knowing our findings have not been acted upon is very disappointing.
“I have asked Home Group to make these findings known to the public as soon as possible.”
Stuart Dixon, Home Scotland’s head of development and delivery, said the overwhelming majority of residents are in favour of the work being carried out.
He added: “The internal report clearly highlighted that we followed all requirements and conditions in our planning applications for Mill o’ Mains generally and specifically homes surrounding Lewis Terrace.
“The report was commissioned for Home Scotland’s internal use only. We used it to better understand Lewis Terrace residents’ concerns about the development.
“The report confirmed Home Scotland followed all planning requirements.”
A Dundee City Council spokesperson confirmed Mr Galloway would be in touch with Councillor Gordon.
The regeneration of Mill o’ Mains began in 2012 and the fourth and final phase is about to begin.