FED-UP children on a new housing development have told developers: “Give us our playground.”
They have signed a petition with their parents asking for the new facilities to be completed on the Saville Park development at Highburton.
Mum Natalie Stevens, of Grenoside View, said she had picked her house on the development specifically because there were play facilities for five-year-old son Lucas and daughter Imogen, aged three.
She added: “The facilities are very limited and unfinished – despite the fact that the last house was built three or four months ago.
“The play facilities for toddlers and six to 12- years-olds formed part of the publicity package for the development, but they are all unfinished.
“It looks a mess and it’s not fair on the children who have nowhere to play.
“The gates have been padlocked and chained for the last three weeks and there has been no further action.”
Mrs Stevens said that she and several neighbours had contacted developers Barratts daily about the lack of play facilities and were always told the company was waiting for the landscaping team.
Neil Markham, technical director at Barratt Leeds, said: “Our policy is to put the safety of our residents first at all times.
“We understand the eagerness of residents to use the play equipment and want to ensure they can do so safely and confidently.
“The play areas are installed and have remained locked for residents’ safety until the final outstanding works are completed. This should be in the next week or so, after which the families can make the most make of its great facilities.”