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St James' Park development: Plea to stop work on part of construction site after homes shook




Thorley Parish Council is championing residents living by the St James’ Park construction site by asking East Herts Council (EHC) for work on part of the development to be stopped.

Three householders in Thorley Street next to Countryside Property’s 750-home estate contacted councillors after their homes shook in November.

Parish councillors believe that construction of a sewage pumping station and related excavation works were the cause and alerted EHC.

Drone picture of land bordered by Whittington Way, Obrey Way, St James' Way and London Road, before construction work started on the St James' Park housing development (44593957)
Drone picture of land bordered by Whittington Way, Obrey Way, St James' Way and London Road, before construction work started on the St James' Park housing development (44593957)

This month, the parish council told EHC: “It appears we are still no further along the route in establishing the precise reasons for the shaking incidents.”

It appealed: “We would urge you as the planning authority to ensure that until such time as a fully independent geological survey is carried out along the eastern edge of the site, no further excavation work in that area takes place.”



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