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Concerns over ‘vibrating’ houses due to development works

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Concerns have been raised of houses in Cheadle which have been ‘vibrating’ due to works being carried out at a nearby housing development. Housing developer Bellway is currently constructing houses at the former JCB site in Cheadle, called Cecilly Mills.

Concerns have been raised of houses in Cheadle which have been ‘vibrating’ due to works being carried out at a nearby housing development.

Housing developer Bellway is currently constructing houses at the former JCB site in Cheadle, called Cecilly Mills.

Nearby residents have been airing their concerns that the development works are making some of their homes ‘vibrate.’

Cheadle Town Council has received a number of complaints and concerns about the development work.

Cheadle town councillor Richard Alcock said: “Residents have told me that their houses are shuddering and that it’s the works on the development which is causing their homes to vibrate – some say that it is even causing things to fall off shelves.”

Cheadle Town Clerk Dave Mullington said: “Cheadle Town Council has now received at least three reports that they are experiencing noise and vibration issues from the ongoing housing development on the former JCB site.

I have contacted the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) Planning Department to enquire as to whether they can liaise directly with developers on this matter, and a planning enforcement officer has now confirmed that they are making some initial enquiries with the developer and will investigate the issues raised.

Anyone who is affected should monitor the effects of vibration and notify their home insurance companies should they find any damage.”

The Times & Echo contacted SMDC about the concerns but, at the time of print, we had not yet received a response.

We also contacted Bellway and a spokesman for the house building company said: “Bellway’s priority when constructing homes is to limit the impact on the communities in which we are based.

Of course, there are elements of construction which do have a wider limited impact on our neighbours.

In the case of Cecilly Mills in Cheadle, we are currently undertaking sheet piling work which is essential to the construction process.

We are continually monitoring the impact of the piling works by measuring the vibrations caused using a digital seismograph and the results for these works are well within the legal limits allowed.

We expect the sheet piling works to be completed by mid-June, and we are continuing to monitor the impact while they take place.”

The Bellway spokesman added: We apologise to any neighbours who are impacting by this element of the construction process.

Bellway is undertaking extensive works to upgrade and improve the Cecilly Brook corridor from both an ecological and aesthetic perspective.

We have been working closely with local planning and environmental bodies to produce a scheme that will provide a major improvements to this corridor for the whole community as well as providing much needed new homes for the area.”

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