Mayfield residents’ anger over site office

Bill Wildey of Mayfield, whose garden backs onto  a Persimmon Homes building site that has a two storey portakabin and a generator that runs all day.
Bill Wildey of Mayfield, whose garden backs onto a Persimmon Homes building site that has a two storey portakabin and a generator that runs all day.

Residents living next to a new housing development say a double decker portable cabin is ruining their view and blocking light to their homes.

Those living at John Humble Street in Mayfield have also questioned why the Persimmon Homes’ development at Pentland Rise has a noisy generator when the site has mains power.

Bill Wildey, said: “It just sits there looking very ugly at the end of our garden. We used to have a beautiful view of the countryside.”

Persimmon Homes managing director Jim Kirkpatrick said: “The site office as not been changed has merely been relocated and still stands within the boundary of our site some distance from the existing houses to ensure that is does not interrupt views or block out light.

“While the site has mains power it does not extend to the new location, making it necessary to use a ‘silenced’ generator which we only use during working hours.”

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