Part-time DJ cannot sell £125,000 house because of new rubbish dump across the road

Part-time DJ cannot sell £125,000 house because of new rubbish dump across the road

Part-time DJ cannot sell £125,000 house because of new rubbish dump across the road

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

FRUSTRATED Alan Turner cannot sell his £125,000 house — because of traffic problems caused by a new rubbish dump opposite the property.

Retired Mr Turner, who is now a part-time DJ, lives across the road from the household waste recycling centre, which opened in Salford Road, Over Hulton, last autumn.

In April he told The Bolton News about problems occurring at weekends with large traffic jams forming along Salford Road because cars were queuing, waiting for the centre to open.

At the time he raised fears of the situation worsening as the weather improves — concerns he now says have been realised.

He said: “I have actually had to take my house off the market because of the situation caused by this monstrosity — there is a constant flow of traffic and huge queues at weekends.

“I actually had people come to look around and they took one look at the site across the road and wouldn’t even come inside. There are also smells that waft over from the centre which can put my garden out of use.

“I have photographed ambulances having to cross the carriageway into oncoming traffic in order to get through — it is totally unacceptable.

“There are double yellow lines on the access road to this site and yet police and traffic wardens are doing nothing about it.”

The new centre opened following the closure of a smaller recycling facility in Blackrod, along with six others across Greater Manchester by the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA).

The centre currently opens at 10am at weekends and after meeting with residents, GMWDA believes that extending the opening hours to an earlier point could help to solve the problem of queuing traffic.

A spokesman said: “Due to this centre opening later than our others, members of the public are turning up before the 10am opening time and that is creating queues on the road.

“Our site operator, Viridor is doing all it can to minimise the impact however staff cannot let cars onto the site, as tipping before 10am would breach the planning conditions.

“After meeting with residents, we feel that changing the opening times of Salford Road, to the standardised opening hours that apply to all of our other centres which are 8am to 8pm in summer and 8am to 6pm in winter, would eliminate queuing prior to the site opening.”

The authority has now written to all local residents asking for their preference.

If the idea of earlier opening times is well received then an approach could be made to Bolton Council to ask for a change in the planning permission hours restrictions.

Mr Turner said he did not think the idea would work.

He said: “It might work in the first instance but when people realise the new opening time they will start coming before then and queues will form again — the best option would be to allow cars to enter through the current exit at the centre and leave through the current entrance.”

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6:11am Thu 12 Jun 14

oftbewildered2 says...

this is the sort of problem which should have been foreseen by both developers and Bolton Council when the idea was first put forward.. We all know that what looks good on paper does not necessarily work when put into effect. I hope this problem is quickly resolved - and that traffic rules are applied (but that is another thing we 'all know' about - traffic management is at the mercy of the whims and fancies of whoever is applying the rules).
this is the sort of problem which should have been foreseen by both developers and Bolton Council when the idea was first put forward.. We all know that what looks good on paper does not necessarily work when put into effect. I hope this problem is quickly resolved - and that traffic rules are applied (but that is another thing we 'all know' about - traffic management is at the mercy of the whims and fancies of whoever is applying the rules). oftbewildered2
  • Score: 9

7:28am Thu 12 Jun 14

007mcfod says...

switching the entrance and exit routes sounds like such a simple and common sense idea - therefore surely to be dismissed in an instant by the council and traffic planners!! I have spent 15yrs as a professional driver and made several recommendations across the borough on poor layouts and priorities at lights but not one has been utilised.
switching the entrance and exit routes sounds like such a simple and common sense idea - therefore surely to be dismissed in an instant by the council and traffic planners!! I have spent 15yrs as a professional driver and made several recommendations across the borough on poor layouts and priorities at lights but not one has been utilised. 007mcfod
  • Score: 7

8:53am Thu 12 Jun 14

questionairre says...

Would have thought Theo Phathitis lived in a nicer place than Over Hulton.
Would have thought Theo Phathitis lived in a nicer place than Over Hulton. questionairre
  • Score: 14

9:57am Thu 12 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

Erm, I know this is a bit of pedantry but what has the fact that the bloke is a part-time DJ to do with anything? I mean mention it by all means in the report; but I fail to see the relevance of including his vocation (part-time or otherwise) in the headline. Poor, poor journalism (again) by the Bolton.
Erm, I know this is a bit of pedantry but what has the fact that the bloke is a part-time DJ to do with anything? I mean mention it by all means in the report; but I fail to see the relevance of including his vocation (part-time or otherwise) in the headline. Poor, poor journalism (again) by the Bolton. Chrome1
  • Score: 15

10:56am Thu 12 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

Normally my comments are quite tongue-in-cheek (no offence to christian teachers intended), but I cannot imagine what it must be like to live opposite this tip.

Its a pookin' shambles of a design and the residents opposite have had their lives unquestionably blighted by the development. And the smell . . .

The stupidity of the layout is quite remarkable with the obvious result of dangerous traffic build up on the A6.

The idea if the tip is good, consolidating the facility into one site away from residential areas as we move to less frequent bin collection meaning more responsibility for our own waste is the only feasible option for the future, but a few people clearly pay a heavy price for this progress.

Compulsary purchase of properties in the immediate vicinity is not the answer, these are peoples homes and there's always the M62 farmhouse scenario to consider.

I don't have an answer unfortunately, the residents opposite the tip did not ask for this, nor do they deserve it. They should be heavily compensated for this blight on their doorstep.
Normally my comments are quite tongue-in-cheek (no offence to christian teachers intended), but I cannot imagine what it must be like to live opposite this tip. Its a pookin' shambles of a design and the residents opposite have had their lives unquestionably blighted by the development. And the smell . . . The stupidity of the layout is quite remarkable with the obvious result of dangerous traffic build up on the A6. The idea if the tip is good, consolidating the facility into one site away from residential areas as we move to less frequent bin collection meaning more responsibility for our own waste is the only feasible option for the future, but a few people clearly pay a heavy price for this progress. Compulsary purchase of properties in the immediate vicinity is not the answer, these are peoples homes and there's always the M62 farmhouse scenario to consider. I don't have an answer unfortunately, the residents opposite the tip did not ask for this, nor do they deserve it. They should be heavily compensated for this blight on their doorstep. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 2

11:07am Thu 12 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

. . . and the p r i c k who designed the layout removed from his or her post . . .
. . . and the p r i c k who designed the layout removed from his or her post . . . Don Kiddick
  • Score: 5

11:09am Thu 12 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

007mcfod wrote:
switching the entrance and exit routes sounds like such a simple and common sense idea - therefore surely to be dismissed in an instant by the council and traffic planners!! I have spent 15yrs as a professional driver and made several recommendations across the borough on poor layouts and priorities at lights but not one has been utilised.
There would have to be a flyover otherwise the lanes cross which would be mayhem.
[quote][p][bold]007mcfod[/bold] wrote: switching the entrance and exit routes sounds like such a simple and common sense idea - therefore surely to be dismissed in an instant by the council and traffic planners!! I have spent 15yrs as a professional driver and made several recommendations across the borough on poor layouts and priorities at lights but not one has been utilised.[/p][/quote]There would have to be a flyover otherwise the lanes cross which would be mayhem. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -2

12:38pm Thu 12 Jun 14

cliff4treasurer says...

I think he should stop moaning and reduce the price of his house.
I think he should stop moaning and reduce the price of his house. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -2

1:18pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
I think he should stop moaning and reduce the price of his house.
Well said. Everything has a selling price. If you slash the price in half it will go in no time. Your house is only worth what someone is willing to pay, and not necessarily what you want for it.
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: I think he should stop moaning and reduce the price of his house.[/p][/quote]Well said. Everything has a selling price. If you slash the price in half it will go in no time. Your house is only worth what someone is willing to pay, and not necessarily what you want for it. Chrome1
  • Score: -1

2:25pm Thu 12 Jun 14

markthementalist says...

questionairre wrote:
Would have thought Theo Phathitis lived in a nicer place than Over Hulton.
I thought it was Tommy Lee Jones
[quote][p][bold]questionairre[/bold] wrote: Would have thought Theo Phathitis lived in a nicer place than Over Hulton.[/p][/quote]I thought it was Tommy Lee Jones markthementalist
  • Score: 4

9:37pm Thu 12 Jun 14

wsw69 says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
I think he should stop moaning and reduce the price of his house.
To Chrome1 and cliff4treasurer,

Pillock of comments. Hope you apply that rule when you want to flog your gaff and there are no takers.

Another Grade One complete f**k up by Bolton useless p R i c k 5 Council. They'd f**king break an iron ball
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: I think he should stop moaning and reduce the price of his house.[/p][/quote]To Chrome1 and cliff4treasurer, Pillock of comments. Hope you apply that rule when you want to flog your gaff and there are no takers. Another Grade One complete f**k up by Bolton useless p R i c k 5 Council. They'd f**king break an iron ball wsw69
  • Score: 7

3:46pm Fri 13 Jun 14

alan1954 says...

In respect of the waste disposal traffic problem, this could easily be resolved by closing the facility on Sundays.
Virridor solution to open earlier, means more noise for the local residents.
After all would you like to find your house price reduced due to a industrial building being built opposite.
Sunday morning lye–ins disturbed
These residents did not want this building so close to them but once again the council ignored their pleas.
In respect of the waste disposal traffic problem, this could easily be resolved by closing the facility on Sundays. Virridor solution to open earlier, means more noise for the local residents. After all would you like to find your house price reduced due to a industrial building being built opposite. Sunday morning lye–ins disturbed These residents did not want this building so close to them but once again the council ignored their pleas. alan1954
  • Score: 4

5:41pm Fri 13 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

markthementalist wrote:
questionairre wrote:
Would have thought Theo Phathitis lived in a nicer place than Over Hulton.
I thought it was Tommy Lee Jones
Good eye Mark,your comment is better than the (non)news item.
[quote][p][bold]markthementalist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]questionairre[/bold] wrote: Would have thought Theo Phathitis lived in a nicer place than Over Hulton.[/p][/quote]I thought it was Tommy Lee Jones[/p][/quote]Good eye Mark,your comment is better than the (non)news item. boltonnut
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Sat 14 Jun 14

biglad44 says...

How can a waste transfer station be worse than what was there before A huge battery making factory stinking of acid and molten plastics. And I use that site regularly and I haven't smelled any odours as everything is done inside behind closed doors. And as for traffic the A6 is a major road linking the motorway with little Hulton and Farnworth ,Bolton.
How can a waste transfer station be worse than what was there before A huge battery making factory stinking of acid and molten plastics. And I use that site regularly and I haven't smelled any odours as everything is done inside behind closed doors. And as for traffic the A6 is a major road linking the motorway with little Hulton and Farnworth ,Bolton. biglad44
  • Score: 1

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