Placard-waving residents staged a protest to demand a housing developer takes responsibility for flooding at one of its building sites.
People living in Glebe Road, Thornborough Close and Kettering Road in Little Bowden have been hit by flooding three times in the last nine months.
Muddy flood water cascading down the hill from the Redrow development at the end of Glebe Road has swamped gardens, and in some cases flowed through homes.
Residents, many of who are still suffering following the most recent floods on July 27, wrote to Redrow to ask for help but say nothing has been done. About 60 people gathered outside the Redrow showroom at the site on Sunday to express their feelings.
Glebe Road resident Gerry Gamble (62) said: “It was a peaceful protest and I think it was effective in getting our message across.
“There are front gardens still covered in slurry from the floods and Redrow haven’t even offered to help clear it up.
“I find it disgusting.”
A Government planning inspector granted outline planning permission for 141 homes at the so-called “Windy Ridge” site in February 2011, following a public inquiry.
The plans were opposedby residents amid fears of toxic contamination from an old clay pit, which was filled in with trade waste including lead and arsenic.
Work to build the homes began last year but Harborough District Council ordered the developer to stop in November after run-off from the site flooded Glebe Road.
It was told to install better drainage but the site flooded again a few weeks later and for a third time last month.
After the latest flood residents sent a letter to Redrow demanding it accept liability for the damage caused to homes, that it clear slurry from gardens, and that it install a permanent flood barrier.
Mr Gamble said the protest was organised after their demands were ignored.
“I’d give them zero out of 10 on their PR,” he said.
“There are people here in their 70s and 80s, their homes and gardens are ruined and they don’t know what to do.
“Redrow’s attitude is one of total arrogance. To treat people like this is terrible.”
A Redrow spokesman said: “The flooding in Glebe Road followed exceptionally heavy rainfall and we are carrying out investigations into why it occurred. We need to know all the results before we can comment further.”