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West Cumbria couple’s ‘life of hell’ next to building site

A Dearham couple are being “corporately bullied” by a social landlord, an Allerdale councillor has claimed.

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My sister lives on croft crescent. People seem to forget the reason all the new builds are going up are because of the appalling conditions the old flat top houses were in. Do you expect people to live like that just because the new houses upsets 2 housholds on the hole estate. I think not!!!!!!Damp cracks in walls, mould etc. 2 houses should have been condemned they were in such a state. It's about improving the village and quality of living and keeping local lads working.

Posted by Ian clarke on 13 March 2012 at 08:36

My sister lives on croft crescent. People seem to forget the reason all the new builds are going up are because of the appalling conditions the old flat top houses were in. Do you expect people to live like that just because the new houses upsets 2 housholds on the hole estate. I think not!!!!!!Damp cracks in walls, mould etc. 2 houses should have been condemned they were in such a state. It's about improving the village and quality of living and keeping local lads working.

Posted by Ian clarke on 12 March 2012 at 21:22

Can't drive up and down road safely because of vehicles turning, reversing, vans all over the place - don't have to live there to be inconvenienced. Rest of village is going to know how they feel shortly as Story move ahead with their plans.

Posted by annoyed-of-dearham on 27 February 2012 at 23:39

Ian Clark...working on the site...you should have more sympathy and not make comments like this. Just because you're used to all the noise etc. people living next to this aren't and shouldn't have to. Go and live in their shoes for a few days and see how you like it, oh you probably would! You probably go home to a nice quiet, rural house after work. Your bosses should have a serious word with you.

Posted by Jane on 27 February 2012 at 08:23

Surely, for an elderly couple, their home is their only or main asset. I would also be very concerned, if I thought that this had been devalued through no fault of my own. As the other residents have pointed out, their quality of life has also been badly affected. In my opinion, the unsmypathetic comment from one of the builders themselves only serves to add weight to the Bakers' complaints.

Posted by Joan on 26 February 2012 at 17:35

I'm sure if you were their age you would just want peace and quiet, and obviously loosing value of your property is a concern. They obviously have not followed the building plans and are in the wrong regardless of how many inches or feet it is out of specification fact.

Posted by Susan on 24 February 2012 at 22:51

Perhaps all the couple need is a bit of consideration, its obvious that they are at home most of the time, the noise, dust and comings and goings of vehicles and all the rest of it with building sites is going to wear them down. Perhaps if somebody in charge on the site had taken five minutes to talk to the couple then things might be a different. Its surprising what actually talking to people can achieve

Posted by maryport ex-pat on 24 February 2012 at 20:28

4.4cm????? That's nearly 2 full inches!!!!!

Posted by Derek on 24 February 2012 at 12:45

I work on this site and we have no other complaints from the 10+ other neighbours close to the site. And in regards to your property not being worth anything it's clear all your bothered about is money.

Posted by Ian Clark on 24 February 2012 at 09:47

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