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Anger at wasteland 'jungle'

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Weeds and brambles on a piece of land in the Black Country have grown so large that people can no longer get out of their back gardens, residents said today.

Weeds and brambles on a piece of land in the Black Country have grown so large that people can no longer get out of their back gardens, residents said today.

Wolverhampton City Council sold off garages behind homes in Haddock Road, Bilston, five years ago but no plans have ever been presented to do anything with the land.

Around eight garages were demolished at the time but the land is now overgrown with brambles and weeds.

People used to open their back gates to get out to the garages but now they cannot get through them because of the overgrown plants, which reach over 5ft. Families are now calling for action for the site to be improved.

Resident Sue Woods, aged 57, who lives with her parents, Bill and Mary King, said: "We just want it to be cleared.

"It's just an eyesore. Someone bought the land and then the credit crunch happened and they've left it but it's not good enough."

But the council today revealed enforcement action could be taken. The issue has been referred to the planning enforcement team, which can ordered a tidy-up.

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