Site office row is still rumbling on

Residents on the new David Wilson Homes estate, off Farndon Road, pictured in front of the site office last August
Residents on the new David Wilson Homes estate, off Farndon Road, pictured in front of the site office last August

Unhappy residents on a town estate have issued a fresh demand to their builders: move your horrible site office.

Residents on the Farndon Fields estate want developers David Wilson Homes to move its compound and site hut.

The blue hut and surrounding compound, in Marmion Close, is used as a site office, and to store bricks, blocks and wood used elsewhere on the estate. But residents argue that the compound is surrounded by houses that have been built for up to two-and-a-half years, and the temporary building and compound should now be moved on.

Resident Jessica Horton said this week: “It’s an eyesore.

“Some days the road can be left thick with mud.

“It’s like living on a farm.

“We’re in 2015 now, the site office shows no sign of moving and there’s no sign of our misery ending. In fact it’s getting worse.”

Resident Anthony Howley added: “I think it’s time for it to go.

“It has been there for the whole time we’ve been living here.”

In a Mail article last August, David Wilson Homes said the office would be moved “early in the new year”.

This week the developers confirmed to the Mail that the end was in sight for the hut.

David Wilson East Midlands managing director John Reddington said: “As alluded to in a previous response, and in line with the build programme, we shall move the cabin on Marmion Close to a new location on the active building site at Farndon Fields at the end of January, where it will remain until the entire site is completed later this year.”

An online petition last year demanded the company “relocate the office and complete the building on Marmion Close”.

It mentioned health and safety concerns about construction vehicles and the inconvenience of noise, mess and dust.

“It’s good the builders have now put a date on when this eyesore will disappear,” added Jessica.

“It will be great to see it go.”