BUILDERS responsible for a 400-home development have been handed an enforcement notice following complaints about mud being left smeared on roads surrounding the site.

The Penistone estate – which is being built by Barratt Homes and David Wilson – includes 12 one-bedroom, 80 two-bedroom, 139 three-bedroom and 169 four-bedroom homes.

It is being constructed off Wellhouse Lane and an enforcement notice – served by Barnsley Council – relates to untidy roads and deliveries of materials blocking motorists.

Site monitoring has been undertaken as a result of the notice, which planning bosses say breached guidelines set when permission was granted.

A report said: “The planning authority has evidence that BDW Trading Ltd are allowing the delivery of construction materials to be unloaded at the site entrance, which is blocking vehicular access to the site.

“As a result, this working practice is not in line with the agreed construction and environment management plan.

“Furthermore, Barnsley Council are in receipt of complaints that mud, and earth is regularly being deposited on the highway as a result of the unauthorised works.

“We are concerned that activity on site is continuing in the absence of the correct mitigation measures.”