A WALL which collapsed in 2015 onto land owned by Keighley's biggest social housing provider remains unrepaired two years later.

Kevin O'Neill, who lives in Kennedy House, in Halifax Road, Ingrow, said despite his calls for the unsightly mess to be cleared up and fixed nothing has been done.

Kennedy House, and the land surrounding it, is owned by the housing association Incommunities, but Mr O'Neill said the old stone wall separates Incommunities' own land from a small, neighbouring area of woodland owned by Yorkshire Housing.

He said roots from the overgrown trees on the Yorkshire Housing side of the wall had undermined the structure, causing part of it to collapse during high winds in autumn 2015.

"It looks a mess and it's not safe," he said.

"It's the kids I'm worried about. They come and play up here, and if any more of this stretch of wall falls down it could easily land on them.

"The wall isn't secure, you can see the cracks in it close to the section which has collapsed.

"I'm just concerned that someone is going to get hurt. And if that happens who'd be responsible?

"It's been like this for two years and something need to be done about it."

A spokesman for Yorkshire Housing responded: “We have no prior reports about the broken wall on Halifax Road.

"After being made aware of this on Monday (Nov 6), we’re sending one of our surveyors to take a look and inspect the damage. We will then be able to decide what to do next.”

Commenting again today after the inspection, the spokesman added: “We take these issues seriously and sent a surveyor to check the damage.

"After inspection we are going to install a temporary metal fence to prevent access and will fully repair the wall within four weeks.”

Mr O'Neill, 66, a retired welder who has lived in Kennedy House for six and half years, said temporary plastic fencing had previously been put up around the damaged section of wall.

But he pointed out this fencing is now in such a poor state it does nothing to prevent children accessing the dangerous site.

He said he had alerted Incommunities to the problem shortly after the wall collapsed. He noted that representatives from Yorkshire Housing had visited the site in May last year and said they would take action.

Keighley town councillor John Kirby said the problem should not have been allowed to drag on for so long.

"The residents of Kennedy House have been forced to look at this mess for two years," he said. "That wall should have been repaired first and the responsibility for paying for it argued over afterwards.

"It's a health and safety issue which needs resolving and if they don't pull their finger out I'll take this further and go to our MP. It must not be left for another year."

A spokesman for Incommunities said: "We take this matter very seriously and will be liaising with the landowner concerned to ensure the damaged wall is quickly repaired and debris cleared.”