FURIOUS residents in Warminster have complained about noise, dust and mud on the road made by contractors working on a major housing development.

They say the contractors for Redrow Homes are flouting the traffic management plans set in place when work started in May.

Redrow is building 203 new homes at Tascroft Rise on the edge of Warminster as part of a development that is likely to last three years.

But three months later, locals have already complained about speeding vehicles, dust, noise and mud on the road from the development site.

Local ward county councilor Tony Jackson said the contractors were “flouting” the traffic management plan and were failing to mitigate residents’ concerns.

“Since the construction started, residents have complained variously at different times about the failure to comply with the traffic management plan.

“They have complained about speeding, mud on the road and dust from the contractors’ vehicles, and contractors’ staff parking in residential streets.

“We have had two site meetings with the contractors and their sub-contractors and many assurances have been given. The situation appears to be okay for a day or two and then other complaints arise.”

Mr Jackson said that residents’ complaints appeared to be well-founded but contractors were failing to take action to reduce the impact of the issues raised.

Sitting between Victoria Road and the A36, the Tascroft Rise development will be made up of two, three and four-bedroomed Redrow Heritage homes.

Redrow is developing the site in two phases with 57 of the homes due for completion in the first stage.

Nearly 150 people voiced their objections on Wiltshire Council’s website, raising concerns over the access to the development site.

Hannah Pollard, sales director at Redrow South West, said: “The Redrow team has worked closely with key stakeholders in the area to evolve a development layout which meets the housing needs of the community and addresses issues raised throughout the planning process.

“We remain committed to building quality, and much-needed, new homes in the area and will continue to listen to and engage with residents at each stage of the development.”

Redrow Homes’ representatives are also available to discuss the development at Davis and Latcham Estate Agents in Warminster on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or by phone on 01985 881491 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.