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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
Joel Moore

Bestwood neighbours still keeping windows closed due to construction site dust

Residents have complained of persisting problems with dust coming from a nearby development that is forcing them to keep their windows closed. People living in Beckhampton Road, Bestwood say they have continued to face problems with the dust due to the construction of the 129 house site by Nottingham City Homes (NCH).

The new NCH development will consist of flats, houses and wheelchair-accessible bungalows. But people living nearby said dust was "on another level". NCH said it was aware of the concerns.

"It's caused a lot of problems," said Enk Yura, a 34-year-old HR worker who lives opposite the site. "Basically everything is just covered by the dust.

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It doesn't matter how much you try to clean it will just come back the next day. I've had to keep the windows fully closed, I'm not able to open them at all.

"We can't even go in the garden when they're working. I'm not sure how we're going to keep putting up with this for probably another 18 months."

Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I wipe down my windows every day. There's even dust in my back bedroom - the opposite side to the one facing the development. The dust is on another level."

Richard Watson, 71, added: "It's still full of dust, it gets very thick on the window sills. I have to clean them most days."

Plans for the new estate were originally put forward several years ago and come at a time when the council housing waiting list has grown significantly. The homes are being built on land, off Beckhampton Road and Eastglade Road, that once served the now-demolished Padstow School.

An NCH spokesperson said: “We are aware of resident concerns, and have sent letters to those who live hear the site to advise how best to mitigate the effects of the works.

“This is an active construction site, and the weather has been dry up until this week. We obviously can’t control wind direction, but we are working with our constructor partners to minimise adverse effects on neighbours.”


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