Building work is to go on late into the night at the sites of three Bradford schools.Because it's important, and the residents should just lump it, OK?
Planners have granted permission to Educo, the contractors working on Bradford Council’s Building Schools for Future (BSF) programme.
Under revised conditions, work can carry on at the new Hanson School and Grange Technology College, in Bradford, and Greenhead High, in Keighley, until 11pm on weekdays.
A spokesman for Bradford Council said: “The Council received planning applications to revise weekday working hours at the sites of four secondary schools.Oh, boo hoo!
“The applications were submitted by the construction contractors Educo, to enable them to reclaim time which was lost during poor weather conditions over the winter. This includes delays caused as a result of frozen water pipes which the contractor is in the process of rectifying.”
But one objector, a resident of Sutton Avenue near Hanson School, was not convinced.She's not the only one:
In a letter opposing the planning application, the resident said: “Even in my back garden the noise is very loud and I can’t put my washing out for the dust coming from your machines. I have to live here with my children and it is very disruptive.”
An resident objecting to the proposed changes affecting the Beckfoot site said: “Whilst I can accept there may be noise pollution during normal working hours, I feel that any extension of those hours into evenings and weekends is totally unacceptable in what is normally a quiet residential area.”Well, what you need to do, folks, is register as students! That way, you can demand 500 smackers for the inconvenience!