Hyde house dwarfed by rubbish

A homeowner in Hyde is furious as his home is dwarfed by a mound of rubble

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Hyde house 'dwarfed' by building rubble

Alan Hallworth Credit: MEN Syndication

A homeowner from Hyde is furious at the pile of rubble construction workers have left close to his home. Alan Hallworth, 62, says his terraced house is being completely overshadowed by the pile of earth, which has built up at a construction site just yards from his home on Lodge Lane, Hyde, Tameside.

And Mr Hallworth, who himself works as a builder, claims the pile of rubbish and dirt on the site of the new Flowery Field Primary School is getting bigger by the day.

He told the Manchester Evening News: “They are building a school and have piled hundreds of thousands of tons of soil up. It’s an absolute eyesore and it will be there for months and months. It’s about 15 yards from the back of our house. It just keeps getting higher and higher.”

Alan Hallworth Credit: MEN Syndication

Plans to build a new school just behind Mr Hallworth’s property were approved by Tameside Council in April 2013. It's due to open in February of next year. Mr Hallworth, objected to the scheme at the planning stage.

Dean Williams, of contractors Interserve Construction, said: “Now that we are aware, we will investigate and work with residents to resolve the matter as quickly as possible to their satisfaction.”

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