Residents claim that building site is causing structural damage to homes
A furious dad claims a plush new housing scheme has left his own home crumbling.
Chris Boswell insists building work at Heathfield is causing more than just noise stress for those living next door.
The Lyons Gate estate on the border of Prestwick and Ayr has transformed the site of a former NHS clinic.
But Chris, who lives in nearby Annpit Road, insists developers Keepmoat Homes are leaving an unwanted legacy.
He explained: “Shortly after the building works started, we began to see the damage in our house.
“And we’re not alone – a number of houses in the street are the same.
“The cracks in the wall outside are the worst and very worrying for us as a young family.
“We have a baby who’s just turned one and the last thing you want is an unstable wall which could fall at any time.”
Chris, 32, insists internal damage has also been suffered and points the finger of blame squarely at the nearby construction site.
He added: “We received a grade one house report shortly before the works started, so it’s obviously happened since then.
“We’ve complained to Keepmoat but, predictably, they don’t want to take any of the blame.” A spokesperson for Keepmoat Homes said: “We take the concerns of our residents and neighbours in the local community extremely seriously and have been in close communication with those who have contacted us regarding their concerns.
“Prior to starting works on site, and as the works have progressed, an independent s t ructura l engineer has monitored activity and subsequently surveyed the properties where concerns have been raised.
“Copies of these survey reports, which indicate that the movement to adjoining properties and garden walls is long standing, and not due to our on- site activities, have been issued to the neighbours in question.”
Split Chris points out the damage