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Homes in Whitchurch Lane, Edgware left with 'building site' behind gardens
People with their homes backing onto the Hive football stadium have been left with a "building site" in their back gardens due to unfinished landscaping work.
Homes in Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, have had an access route used by maintenance company Tube Lines for work on the embankment of the Jubilee line, behind their homes since last year.
The work on the embankment has been completed, but residents who were told the route would be landscaped say they have been left with a building site behind their homes.
Landscaping has yet to start and there is confusion among home owners as to whether the leaseholders Barnet FC or Tube Lines are responsible for carrying out the work.
Shirley Sackwild, secretary of Canons Park residents association said: “It is causing an eye sore – I have a building site at the end of my garden with temporary cabins and toilets.
“It has been a whole year with nothing being done to finish this work and we’ve been looking out over it since Christmas. We’re very upset and put out.
“They (Tube Lines and Barnet FC) need their heads banged together. As far as we’re aware they’re in a stalemate.
“I think Harrow Council should step in to get things moving as they are the landlords of the site. We’re not privy to the reasons for this stand-off but we’re the innocent bystanders that have to put up with this mess.”
Steve Judd, manager for environment and operations at TfL, said: “To complete this essential work, we have replanted more than 600 trees on the site between Cannons Park and Queensbury to reinstate the embankment.
“In addition, before replanting we consulted with local residents about providing the best kind of wildlife-friendly trees and flowers for the area.”
He added that TfL was in discussion with Barnet Football Club concerning the landscaping of the access route to the embankment.
The Harrow Times has contacted Barnet FC about the landscaping but the club declined to comment.
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