HOUSE builders accused of neglecting constructing community areas in the huge development at Barry’s waterfront has said the council putting a 'Consent Order' in force restricting them from selling houses is "unwarranted".

The Waterfront Consortium - made up of Barratt, Taylor Whimpey and Persimmon - is now restricted in its ability to sell houses until its finishes community facilities on the site.

Vale Council say they initially sought to obtain an injunction to ensure delivery of public open spaces on the site, however the agreed Consent Order achieves the same outcome without the need for further court action.

The consortiums say the council’s actions was “unwarranted” given the “positive progress made” but acknowledged delays and confirmed an agreement had been reached with the council, which included paying the council’s legal fees – a sum of £10,000.

A spokesperson for the Barry Waterfront consortium said: “We can confirm the consortium has reached an agreement with the Vale Council through a consent order.

“Despite our view that the Council's actions were unwarranted given the positive progress made of late and the ongoing dialogue between all parties, we accept and acknowledge the delays in delivering the public open spaces within the development.

“We are well underway with all outstanding work in line with the programme shared with the council last year. We have continued to provide weekly updates to the local authority, attended regular meetings to highlight the progress made, and have paused the sale of all remaining properties as per the conditions of the consent order.

 “We hope to continue working closely with the Council as we look to complete the Barry Waterfront regeneration scheme as quickly as possible, providing a high-quality development for the local community.”

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Cllr Lis Burnett, leader of the Council said: “I’m pleased an agreement has been reached to finally deliver all the outstanding community facilities that have long been promised to the residents of Barry Waterfront.

“Through regular meetings, we have made our strength of feeling clear to the developers in no uncertain terms and we have been determined to hold them accountable.”

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