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Cars in Ingol street left caked in dust by Community Gateway building work

Posted on - 9th January, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ingol, Preston News
One of the cars in Dovedale Avenue left coated with the dust from concrete being cut Pic: Lynn Fahy/Blog Preston
One of the cars in Dovedale Avenue left coated with the dust from concrete being cut Pic: Lynn Fahy/Blog Preston

Homeowners in Ingol whose cars have been left coated in dust and been disturbed by building work for months have asked the Health and Safety Executive to investigate.

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Community Gateway Association is constructing a three-storey block of affordable extra-care apartments.

Cruden Construction has been carrying out the work, and residents say they are causing disruption to their daily lives.

Blog Preston reported back in October last year how wagons had been speeding down the road, mud was left strewn across the road and the residents were regularly blocked in.

Gateway promised action but Lynn Fahy, speaking on behalf of the residents, said things had become worse.

She said: “We had cars covered in dust from where concrete had been cut. It was still falling four hours after the workmen had left the site.

“There was no water supression at all and they are cutting concrete which produces silica dust.

“We are very concerned about this and the risks that silica dust poses.”

Read more: Gateway homes in Goosnargh set for approval

Lynn said she had spoken to Gateway directly, as well as Preston City Council and the Health and Safety Executive.

A spokeswoman for the city council said: ““We have received contact from a local resident expressing some concerns about the impact of the work.

“We will investigate and if necessary approach the contractors to discuss.”

What Community Gateway have said

Head of asset management at Community Gateway Lee Garry said: “Community Gateway Association recognises that whilst work is ongoing there may be some disruption and we are doing what we can to minimise the impact on local residents. We have, and will continue to raise any residents’ concerns with the contractor, Cruden Construction, and will be working closely with them to mitigate and resolve the issues which have been brought to our attention.

“Regular newsletters have been produced by Cruden Construction to keep local residents up to date on site progress. CGA will work closely and liaise where applicable with residents raising any concerns. We are committed to keeping an open dialogue with members of the community and hearing your feedback. We encourage anyone with any comments or concerns to contact CGA in the first instance on 0800 953 0213.

“Work on Oakbrook Gardens is progressing well and time lapse footage of what’s happening behind the hoardings can be viewed on our social media accounts.

“We anticipate the works to be completed in Spring 2020.”

Read more: Work on Gateway homes in Fulwood begin despite objections

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the works? Let us know in the comments below

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