RESIDENTS living near a new Leigh housing development have expressed their anger over the worsening condition of their road.

People who live on Crankwood Road have vented their concerns to homebuilder Taylor Wimpey, who are in charge of the Pennington Wharf development on Plank Lane, for more than six months about wagons from the site leaving a trail of mud in the road and pavement.

There are also two areas on Crankwood Road being used to dump building materials, which has made the road look like a rubbish tip, according to residents.

Dad-of-four David Evans, 36, said: "I have lived here for 27 years and I have never seen the road as bad as this before.

"The wagons wheels are not being washed properly before they leave the site every day so when they drive past all the mud is being left behind.

"As the surface has been covered by this sludge - which is two inches thick in some places- it is making it dangerous to drive around here which is worrying.

"The pavement is also that bad that when I take my daughter to school we have to walk in the road to avoid the mud that has built up.

"It is getting beyond a joke.

"There are so many people that live here who are angry and frustrated because we have complained about this for more than six months and keep getting told by Taylor Wimpey that they are going to do something about it.

"It seems to me that they do not care about us.

"The situation is so bad that some of the farmers who live in the area are talking about blocking the building site off with their vehicles to stop work continuing at the development."

Taylor Wimpey has confirmed it is aware of the complaints.

A spokesman for the company said: “We understand and acknowledge the concerns of local residents and would like to assure them that, as a responsible homebuilder, we always strive to minimise any disruption within the communities in which we operate.

“On every development, including Pennington Wharf, we implement a road cleaning regime which is adjusted to suit daily operations and changing weather.

"With this in mind, we will continue to monitor the situation on Crankwood Road and also look into any other action that needs to be taken to avoid further build-up of mud on the road in question.”