Complaints after cars and homes coated in dust from Hellesdon demolition site
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Complaints have been made after a street was left covered in dust for four days following the demolition of a former tile shop.
People living on Eversley Road claim the daily clouds of dirt prevented them from going outside and were beginning to affect their health.
But contractors working on the site, in Hellesdon, said they were doing everything they could to prevent it from spreading.
The former Tile House site is due to become 67 new homes after developer Lovell Partnerships was granted planning permission last year.
Gary Graver, 49, from Eversley Road, said houses and cars on the street had been covered in dust every day since Monday.
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'It has been horrendous,' he said. 'It was so bad on Tuesday that we couldn't even go into our garden. You could see it in the air.
'I don't see why we should have to put on dust masks to go out into our gardens.'
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The dust is believed to be from a rubble-crushing operation, which has been taking place on the site for several weeks.
But a change in the wind direction has meant that clouds of dirt have blown on to several homes located opposite.
It has led to people having to wash their car windscreens on a daily basis and wipe away the grime from their windows.
Jim Downing, 68, who lives nearby said: 'I don't think anyone realised it was going to be as bad as it has been. What everyone wants to know is who is going to clear this up?'
Mark Monk, managing director of Monk Plant Hire, said his company had brought in water suppression units to control the dust on the site.
He said a 10,000ltr unit was due to arrive yesterday to enable work to continue.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Broadland District Council said its environmental health officers asked contractors to halt work until the unit arrived.
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