VIDEO: Doncaster woman’s anger over driveway roadworks

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A driveway row has ended in a hole lot of trouble for an ill Doncaster woman.

Elizabeth Tetley is locked in dispute with Doncaster Council’s housing body St Leger Homes, after workmen dug up her front garden to put down a new drive.

Elizabeth Tetley, of Edenthorpe, is angry at Doncaster Council after suffering major damp problems in her home and now having her garden dug up. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 08-09-14 Tetley MC 3

Elizabeth Tetley, of Edenthorpe, is angry at Doncaster Council after suffering major damp problems in her home and now having her garden dug up. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 08-09-14 Tetley MC 3

The work is part of ongoing improvements to spruce up Church Balk Gardens in Edenthorpe - but Mrs Tetley, who suffers from heart problems, says the disappearance of her front garden was not what had been agreed.

She said: “We have been campaigning for drives outside and we thought we were going to get rows of paving slabs to park on.

“But the workmen dug up the entire garden and are putting down cheap asphalt.”

Mrs Tetley, 61, had been in consulation to help her park closer to her bungalow because of her health problems.

“Because of the extra houses being built around here, there aren’t enough parking spaces anymore.

“This is stress I can do without,” she said.

Susan Jordan, chief executive of St. Leger Homes, said: “St. Leger Homes is providing hard standing parking spaces for 15 properties at Church Balk Gardens in response to requests made by tenants.

“These measure 3m by 5m which gives adequate space for most cars as well as catering for anyone with mobility issues.

“We consulted with tenants during the planning stage and visited one tenant who raised concerns during the installation.

“As a result we have changed the location of the parking space at that property.”