A housebuilder has been criticised over its ongoing development in a Borehamwood neighbourhood.

Taylor Wimpey has been building in Byron Avenue for around ten months as part of a scheme to deliver 43 new homes.

But for some neighbours in the area, the work has been causing misery.

Richard Kramer lives in Coleridge Way and his property backs onto the development.

He said: “They are not being considerable of the people who already live here. What they are doing is appalling.”

Concerns which have been raised include trucks being parked up in Byron Avenue before 8am, damage to pavements, while he also claims his home is beginning to get cracks as a result of the work going on.

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He added: “We have trucks going up and down our road before 8am. They sit there with the engine running from 7.30am. Parts of the road have been ripped up and destroyed. It’s unbelievable they can act in this way.”

In the run up to the local elections on May 2, ward councillors Farida Turner, Victor Eni, and Meenal Sachdev, alongside leader of Hertsmere Borough Council Morris Bright, said they had spoken with residents who had raised concerns.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: "We recognise that we have a responsibility to keep disturbance to our neighbours to a minimum during our construction operations, and this is a responsibility we take very seriously. We are aware of residents’ concerns about parking near our Poets Rise development and we regret that people have experienced inconvenience and disruption. We will continue to listen to residents’ concerns and try to put right any problems which are brought to our attention.”

It was also mentioned that a number of trees had been cut down by Taylor Wimpey but the company says this was done in accordance with the requirements of the approved planning application.