Exhausted mum forced to 'live on a building site' for six months after developers set up cranes and diggers yards from her front door

Exhausted mum forced to 'live on a building site' for six months after developers set up cranes and diggers yards from her front door

January 8, 2019

Rachel Cannon, 36, lives in Basford, Nottinghamshire, with her daughter Nyah surrounded by "horrendous" construction work.

Workers are turning a disused factory next door into apartments, right on Rachel's doorstep.

Her fence and car have both been damaged in the process, she says, and she is yet to receive compensation she's due.

Rachel told Nottingham Live: "I have had cement mixers outside, I have had to climb over my fence to get out of my house. It is so dangerous.

"I have been living on a building site for six months. They have called it unavoidable building work but it is horrendous, and it is still going on today. I can't bring my daughter home because of the mess."

Hockley Developments own the land and say they were granted planning permission for the work to be carried out by a contractor.

The Nottingham-based company said monthly checks from building control have taken place.

Josh Woolley, customer service manager for the company, said: "Clearly when any site is developed there is potentially noise during the site hours of 8am to 4.30pm on Monday to Friday.

"No works take place at the weekends or evenings.


"Whilst most of the neighbours near this particular development are very pleased with the transformation of this warehouse into new residential space, we are aware Miss Cannon has not been happy about the noise.

"We are aware that her car was damaged and the contractor paid for this to be fixed at her chosen garage and they apologised to her directly for the damage.

"Both our contracts manager and myself have spoken to her at length as well over the last few months, and as a company we offered her £500 as a goodwill gesture towards the inconvenience caused by the conversion.

"We will speak to Miss Cannon again, and we are sorry to hear that she is still unhappy. This development is only four months from completion and all further works are now internal, so noise should be minimised at the development.

"We are confident that on completion, the transformation of this building will increase local house prices that previously looked onto a vacant, run down factory and now will see a new £500,000 development housing young professionals."



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