Res­i­dents hit out at ‘noisy’ work on new hous­ing site

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

RES­I­DENTS have hit out at a de­vel­oper which car­ried out weeks of build­ing work near their homes.

Redrow has been pile driv­ing - or putting poles into the ground to pro­vide foun­da­tion support - on its new 143 house de­vel­op­ment in Tyther­ing­ton off Manch­ester Road.

Res­i­dents have hit out over ‘noise’ caused by the work and and claim they were never told the work was due to take place.

But a spokesman for Redrow said the firm no­ti­fied lo­cal res­i­dents be­fore un­der­tak­ing ini­tial pil­ing works on site and had re­sponded to an is­sues brought to their at­ten­tion.

Univer­sity lec­turer Bland Tomkin­son, a res­i­dent of Pool End Close which neigh­bours the build­ing site, said: “Luck­ily the work fin­ished in time for Christ­mas, but it went on for weeks be­fore that and was hor­rific.

“It has gone on all day long.

“It has been ex­tremely noisy, feel like my house has been shak­ing for weeks, and we were never even no­ti­fied that pil­ing was go­ing to take place.

“I work from home

Isometimes and it has been im­pos­si­ble to get any­thing done at all.

“And we are all dread­ing the work start­ing again at some point this year.”

A spokesper­son for Redrow Homes said it took its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to res­i­dents se­ri­ously.

He said: “We take our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as a con­sid­er­ate de­vel­oper very se­ri­ously and strive to be a good neigh­bour.

“We no­ti­fied lo­cal res­i­dents be­fore un­der­tak­ing ini­tial pil­ing works on site and we have re­sponded to any is­sues brought to our at­ten­tion in a prompt man­ner.

“The first phase of pil­ing works is now com­plete and we will ad­vise res­i­dents when the next phase is due to com­mence later in the year. We are work­ing with spe­cial­ist con­sul­tants to pro­tect lo­cal ecol­ogy and sen­si­tive ar­eas have been fenced off.

“We’ve been in close con­tact with the lo­cal au­thor­ity on th­ese mat­ters and we are keep­ing them in­formed of our ac­tiv­i­ties.”

●● Zoe En­sor heads up Good Re­la­tions’ Mac­cles­field of­fice

●● The site where Redrow is car­ry­ing out its pile-driv­ing works

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