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My husband and I are pensioners. We bought a country cottage in 2001 next door to a little woodyard. All was well until April last year when the woodyard into a large Industrial site. We now have constant noise, forklifts, hammering, machines etc. Plus our lane is only 9 foot wide but the daily traffic includes HGV's ,trucks ,vans etc. Our hedges have been smashed and our cottage ,only 15 foot from the lane, is suffering with cracks in walls, bathroom floor collapsed, verandah floor collapsed due to slates on the roof moving and letting in rain. Plus the woodyard concreted all their land and as we live on the lower side of the hill we are getting all their run off so our walls are continuously damp inside and out. Our local council is not interested, we actually think that someone there has got a monetary interest in the industry, and we are now at our wits end. An estate agent has looked at the property and said we will not be able to sell it. We cannot continue living here as it is sheer hell but how do we get our money back to buy elsewhere. As I write this, doors and windows closed I hear the constant drone of forklifts and my health is now suffering. Regards, ***** *****
No problem. We can wait as this problem has been on going since April 2014 and we need legal advice as we are just getting pushed into a corner by Dover District Council.
Thank you for the information I shall download the forms. What we would really like is either Dover Council or the industrial site, known as Dover Roof Truss, to pay us out for this property as damage is going to remain ongoing.We have got written and photographic evidence of blatant lies that have been told to us by Dover Council. Unfortunately we have not got a lot of spare cash and cannot afford to spend a lot of money. Also my husband has got cancer and this is not helping in his recovery at all.
Look forward to your reply,
Sorry I did reply and did a rating. We are taking your advice and fingers crossed all goes well. Once again very many thanks,