Council set to take action over Wisbech caravan site after it is claimed residents have been “let down” by management

Fenland District Council confirmed they would be taking enforcement action against Countrywide Homes

Fenland District Council confirmed they would be taking enforcement action against Countrywide Homes. Photo: Countrywide Homes - Credit: Archant

Council bosses are set to take action against a Wisbech caravan park following a two year battle.

Fenland District Council confirmed today that they would be taking enforcement action against Countrywide Homes over the Grove Park residential site.

A spokesperson said: “A file of evidence has been submitted to our legal department and is currently being considered. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

It comes as MP Steve Barclay says residents have faced a “torid time” after being “let down” by the park home operator.

The North East Cambridgeshire MP says that he also wants to “highlight the issue with his government colleagues”.

Mr Barclay posted on his blog: “Residents at Grove Park residential caravan park in Wisbech have faced a torid time, having been let down time and again by terrible site management from Countrywide Homes.

“It has been one of the most frustrating cases I have been dealing with locally, as the residents have been decent and honest throughout but constantly let down by this firm.

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“Having first taken up the cause in 2016, this has gone on way too long.

“At last we seem to be entering the final phase with Fenland District Council having confirmed, as the licensers of the site, that they are now enforcing action against Countrywide Homes.

“Residents at Grove Park deserve great credit for the dignity they have shown through what has been a completely unacceptable set of circumstances.

“If any other residential park homes are experiencing any difficulties at present with their site management then do get in touch, as I am highlighting this issue to Government colleagues.”

Countrywide Homes declined to comment at this stage.

Grove Country Park is a new development of 39 homes which is close to town with access to amenities, and country views and plots available for homes up to 40ft.