Drilling work ‘nightmare’ maybe over soon

The site in Bossington Lane
The site in Bossington Lane

Residents living close to a Linslade construction site say they are ‘living a nightmare’ due to noisy drilling taking place on their doorstep.

Since February 6 workers from Luton-based building firm J McMahon have been ‘piling’ a site on Bossington Lane, to create the foundations for a newbungalow.

Homeowners near to the site have flooded the LBO with complaints that the volume of the work during the day has been difficult to cope with, adding that deep vibrations have sent ornaments off shelves and fruit jumping out of bowls.

Lorraine Bateman, who lives 100 metres from the site, said: “It is literally living a nightmare, having a constant thud going off every 30 seconds.

“This constant noise is not only incredibly distracting but literally drives you mad, plus my dogs find it very unsettling.

“My friend who lives even closer in Harcourt Close has a newborn baby and the poor baby is just constantly jumping.”

Keith Fisher, of Harcourt Close, added: “All day there has been a loud booming noise often at intervals of between 10 to 20 seconds.

“I know these things have to be done but it is the way that it has been communicated that is disappointing.”

Building firm owner John McMahon told the LBO: “This is part of a process that we hope will be finished by Wednesday or Thursday,

“We apologise but there is no other way to do it, we work within permitted hours and didn’t do any work over the weekends. We’ve done everything we can to be courteous, we’re a small builder trying to do our best.

Central Beds Council has said that it has been in touch with the site’s developer.

Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Community Services, said: “The council has spoken with the developer about the noise caused by the piling work. The developer will be contacting neighbouring residents to apologise and to notify them of the expected timescales for the work.”