Development works in a Saltcoats street are causing misery for inhabitants according to a local resident.

Susannah Conway says that her and her neighbours have been “living in a builders’ yard” since work began outside her home at Argyle Place.

The work is being carried out to upgrade the existing path between Argyle Place and Raise Street/Sharphill Road.

The path is being resurfaced and widened to make it a multi-user access standard. Drainage is also being improved with the installation of filter drains at low-lying parts.

Susannah told the Herald: “The council have been upgrading the walkways along here at Argyle Place. They sent a letter saying, ‘Sorry for the inconvenience caused’. The last five weeks I have been living in a builders’ yard.

“Every time I phone somebody at the council, they’ve palmed me off to someone else.

“I’ve got two JCBs, a dumper digger, big lorries, a bus, another van parked outside – it’s a total mogre.

“My neighbour can’t get into her drive. She asked them to move it [the vehicle blocking it] and they did but they moved it back again and now she can’t get out.

“The noise ... they even came on a Sunday, 20 to eight in the morning they started. Who works on a Sunday?

“All you can hear is ‘bang-bang-bang’ and ‘beep-beep-beep’.

“It’s a mess. It’s right in front of my living room window. My car’s covered in stewer, you know dust and that.

“There was two oil leaks the other day. It’s like a maze trying to get out between them [all the vehicles and machinery].”

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We are sorry that any resident would feel this way.

“When we investigated last week we did not encounter any issues but did again speak with the contractor to raise the concerns of the resident.

“We will continue to work with the contractor to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

“The work is due to be finished shortly and we hope all the residents will be pleased with the new pathway and the improved access it provides.”