Council officials have vowed to keep a close watch on a controversial building site at Lindley Moor.

An enforcement notice has been served on builder Harron Homes who are working on a site off Crosland Road, building dozens of new homes.

Local residents had complained about the state of the road and muddy mess from the site and after several warnings, Kirklees Council served a notice on the firm ordering them to stop work for 28 days.

Now the council have confirmed they will be monitoring the situation closely.

Officers from the enforcement team will be making regular visits to the site and local councillors have pledged to make regular checks.

Crosland Road itself has re-opened after being closed for several weeks due to the roadworks and has been partly cleaned of mud.

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But stretches were still coated in a thick layer of mud and slime.

Clr Gemma Wilson said: “The enforcement team have been very supportive in all of this after complaints from residents and they have promised they will continue to monitor the situiation.

“Myself and Clr Mark Hemingway will also be checking regularly to see that things are improving”.

Harron Homes have been ordered to clean up the site and its approaches, and to install a new drainage system.

The firm has insisted the enforcement notice will mean that workers will have to be laid off up over Christmas.

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The council action has attracted a lot of attention on social media and many have supported the tough stance taken by the authority, although some have criticised the decision to grant permission for the site.

Among comments were:

Jason Podger: I work in construction myself and Harron Homes should have got their house in order. The council is right to stop them and there are simple measures that can be put in place (wheel wash stations for wagons) etc. So well done Kirklees council

Helen Cullen: Absolute shambles, no consideration for residents at all.

Sophia Duncan: Good on the council. This company is a complete mess. They have been told several times to sort the mess out and they havent taken any notice.

Kay Kay Siswick: Well done Kirklees council. They have a duty to the community that they are working in to ensure the disruption is minimal .

Sophie Balmforth: Disgraceful that kirklees council authorised such a huge area of green belt to be used for building in the first place, especially when Kirklees has such a huge amount of brownfield sites that could be used. The same will now happen at Bradley & Villa Farm. Shame on Kirklees.

Martin Spivey: “Laying people off before Christmas” Don,t lay that one on the council Harron Homes you were told ages ago to sort it out but brushed it aside good on the council for finally making a stand

Mandie Furness: Should never have started building, no need for yet another lot of houses on what was green belt!!! Its also causing air born pollution, us asthmatics have been affected badly since they started.