A CONTROVERSIAL new housing development in Farndon has coated surrounding houses in dust and created school-run gridlock.
Villagers are in uproar at the endless stream of lorries squeezing down narrow Townfield Lane, shedding sand and soil on windows, cars and gardens.
Redrow is building 45 homes including three-storey properties at new cul de sac Lawes Chase.
One resident, who lives on the quiet lane of bungalows, said: ‘There can be eight lorries at any one time.
‘I have had to wash the car every night and my wife washes the windows daily.’
It has also emerged that lorries have broken a city council imposed planning condition preventing them from using the lane while parents deliver children to nearby Farndon Primary School.
The resident added: ‘On Tuesday a 30ft lorry drove down while parents were taking their children to school. It can be absolute chaos. It needs to be stopped, don’t let’s wait for a fatality.’
A Chester City Council spokesman confirmed: ‘Planning enforcement have received a complaint and are looking into it.’
The road is being cleaned every night but residents say it soon becomes dirty again.
A man living opposite the site entrance said: ‘They’re causing total misery.
‘It’s left us all in this horrible situation of noise, dust, dirt and traffic and danger problems.
‘My wife was working in the garden and a lorry just missed the wall in front of her because they have to come onto our pavement. Incidents like this are driving us insane.
‘One lorry reversed into my daughter’s car. It scraped the bonnet and the car had to go in for repair.’
Redrow’s commercial projects coordinator, Steve McCormack, said: ‘I had a discussion with residents and they seemed reasonably happy but other than that we have no comment to make.’
Redrow’s initial designs infringed planning conditions restricting the height and density of properties but, despite opposition from city and parish councillors, an appeal was overturned.
Chester city councillor for Farndon, Paul Roberts, said: ‘There were a lot of things I was not happy with throughout the application procedure.’