Linslade residents are calling for action after the derelict and burnt out shell of a former curry house celebrated its seventh anniversary as a blot on the landscape.
Some are so frustrated at seeing scaffolding up at the remains of the Linslade Balti House, Wing Road, that they threatened to decorate the site with balloons to mark its birthday as a wreck.
Mystery still surrounds its future. The site was linked to the development of the former Miller’s Dairy land adjoining it, on the corner of Wing Road and Leighton Road.
In 2007 a scheme was submitted to planners for the vacant lot to be used for 19 homes, offices and a restaurant.
Four years later property speculaters LeonGreen Limited of Aston Clinton, who also trade as RoxyLight, got planning permission to build a nursing home for the elderly.
But nothing has happened on the land since the development was approved.
Calls from the LBO to the company offices has failed to elicit any response.
Simon Ratcliffe, who lives near the site in The Wharf, said neighbours were sick of seeing the scaffolding.
“The horrible scaffolding on Wing Road was seven- years -old on October 2.
“I’ve discussed with a mate decorating the scaffolding with balloons and a “7 years old today” banner.
“We also plan to set up a Facebook page and twitter account for the scaffolding”.
Councillor Ray Berry said this week that he was taking up complaints about the scaffolding and demanding answers from planning officers.
He added: “Both current permissions have been in place for over two years.
“ I would surmise that they are having some difficulty marketing their ideas.”
A spokesman for CBC said developers had three years from the date of planning permission to break ground which expires Nov 2014.