Buckinghamshire Council has banned parking outside a Gerrards Cross building site and warned the mayor Brian Peck over a damaged grass verge.

A parking suspension at Colston Court, 6 East Common, Gerrards Cross is in effect from today, the council said.

The mayor’s company Mentmore Homes is currently building a new development of 12 luxury apartments for the over-55s at the site.

Cllr Peck, the managing director of the firm, acknowledged the council’s intervention and said the issues highlighted were being dealt with.

He told the Bucks Free Press: “I understand the Mentmore representative on site has answered the council’s letter. I believe all will be dealt with as soon as possible.”

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The council stepped up enforcement in the area after a number of residents raised concerns about vehicles parking inconsiderately near the building site.

Pictures show cars and vans left on double yellow lines and building materials sat on chewed-up grass verges.

Peter Martin, the council’s deputy cabinet member for transport said: “Council officers have attended the Mentmore Homes site and discussed concerns raised by residents with the developer.

“This was followed up in writing, setting out the actions discussed on site in order to reach a suitable resolution. This includes remedying the damage to the verge and footway.

“In the meantime, due to the unauthorised hardstanding that has been created on the verge, adjacent to the existing parking bays, the council is in the process of prohibiting parking on this area through a temporary suspension (which will be in place from Friday 17 May).

“The council is also looking to increase parking patrols locally to enforce the suspension, as well as the existing double yellow lines and the waiting restrictions within the marked bays.”

Council planning officers approved Cllr Peck’s plans for Colston Court in June last year and construction is well underway.

As part of the plans, the building previously occupying the site was to be demolished to make way for the new apartments.

The original building was also used as accommodation for the over-55s, although 14 of its 23 bedsits did not comply with national minimum space standards.

Mentmore’s new development will offer residents more spacious rooms, as well as private balconies and patios, with up to 24 basement parking spaces also understood to be planned.

The planning application reads: “The scheme makes efficient use of the land and is of a layout that promotes beautiful design through addressing the lack of suitable landscaping currently experienced at the site.”

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