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Noise concerns at Ilkley housing development
6:40pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Local news
A councillor has called in officers to inspect work on an Ilkley building site amid concerns from residents about noise and vibration.
Ward councillor Anne Hawkesworth (Ind, Ilkley) contacted Bradford Council officers over pile driving work on the 33-house building development at the former Ilkley Middle School site, off Valley Drive.
Coun Hawkesworth told officers: “The lives of the residents surrounding must be unbelievable at the moment. We can hardly think up by the moors, Emmandjay Court must be impossible.”
A Council building control surveyor said noise and dust are not controlled under building regulations, but he said he would ask contractors on site to try to consider the impact of work on local residents. No planning conditions relating to the construction of the foundations were imposed by the Council. Bradford Council itself is behind the plans, which will see several social rented properties created.