A PROPERTY developer has been fined thousands of pounds after ignoring repeated noise warnings.

Stygrid Property Developers, based in Southend, must pay £6,891 in fines and court costs after being prosecuted by Castle Point Council.

The community of London Road, Hadleigh, was becoming increasingly frustrated with Stygrid Property Developers for repeatedly carrying out noisy building work at unsociable hours.

The developers are currently working at 323-325 London Road where they are demolishing the existing building to make way for a new three-storey building made up of six flats and a shop on the ground floor.

Building work is only permitted to take place between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday with no work permitted on Sundays.

However, residents in the area complained to the council that work was routinely being conducted outside these hours, causing inconvenience for surrounding homeowners.

The company was handed a notice by environment health officers but the problem continued.

The council officers undertook monitoring and collected witness statement before presenting the evidence at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court last week where Stygrid admitted five counts of breaching the regulations.

A spokesman for the council said: “The company apologised at court for the breaches to the council and the residents and stated that they would be working with the council in future developments to prevent any incidents in the future.”

Ward councillor Bill Sharp said it was a good result for the residents.

He added: “I hope the developers will abide by the regulations in place.

“I am pleased the council have taken this proactive step after listening to residents. We are here to help.”