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