LOCAL MP Lorely Burt has stepped in after a Shirley couple claimed their lives have been made a ‘living hell’ by the construction of a housing development next door.
John Parkes and his partner Susan Jenkins of Marshall Lake Road say their property has been damaged during the building of the new Warwick Mews development.
A spokesman for developer Sandpiper Group said the firm’s director and MP Lorely Burt met with Mr Parkes and Miss Jenkins where a ‘way forward was agreed.’
“We moved to this area for peace and tranquillity and so far we have not had that,” said Mr Parkes.
He claims workmen damaged his fence, took chunks out the side of his house and tore up the pathway, which allows him to gain access to the back of the house.
The 59-year-old added: “There has just been a complete disregard for our property.
“We just don’t want anyone else to have to go through what we have been through.”
MP Lorely Burt said: “We had a very constructive meeting with the developer and have agreed a shopping list to rectify the problems.”
A Sandpiper spokesman added: “The meeting was amicable and a way forward was agreed between the parties to the satisfaction of all.
“It is inevitable when creating new homes that there will be some disturbance.
“In the main people have been pleased to see new homes in such difficult economic conditions.”