THE council has threatened a developer with enforcement action after a Droitwich estate was left in an "unacceptable condition". 

The landscaping of Maple Coppice, an estate in Droitwich off Pulley Lane, has been left to the correct standard by its developers Taylor Wimpey.

Wychavon District Council said there are a number of issues with the landscaping and appearance of the estate's open spaces, which do not comply with Taylor Wimpey's planning permission.

Tyer marks still remain in the grass.Tyer marks still remain in the grass. (Image: Richard Morris) It was advised that if the company fails to comply with its obligations, action will be taken.

In response, Taylor Wimpey said it is aware of residents' concerns and is working towards resolving the issues.

Ian Macleod, director of planning and infrastructure for Wychavon District Council, said: “We have been in contact with the developer and raised a number of issues with them about the landscaping and appearance of the open spaces on Maple Coppice.

"We have advised them failure to comply with their obligations as part of their planning permission will result in us considering taking formal enforcement action.

"The developer has indicated they are reviewing the areas that need addressing and we are waiting for their response.”

The issue was first raised after several residents contacted Councillor Richard Morris, Worcestershire county councillor for Droitwich.

Grass seeds still need to be placed.Grass seeds still need to be placed. (Image: Richard Morris) He said: "The landscaping is still not in an unacceptable condition and is, in fact, nowhere near being completed.

“There are multiple deceased trees that should have been replaced in the last planting season, but they will now have to wait until the next one.

He also said the area around Kingcup Fields has water running off, and the MUGA (a sports pitch) gets flooded, which the council has also asked developers to resolve. 

A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “We are aware of the concerns that local residents have regarding the landscaping at our Maple Coppice development. We would like to assure them that our contractors are already on site and will be continuing with these works as a priority. 

“We would like to thank residents for their patience whilst we complete the remaining remedial works on site.” 

It added that landscapers will spray off weeds and seeds in the area that needs them and install a drain at the multi-use games area.

Taylor Wimpey said it will replace the estate's dead trees in October.