That sinking feeling...

PEOPLE living close to a proposed new supermarket in Coalisland say they are in fear of losing their homes after work began to clear the site of the ambitious retail outlet.

Residents of Mourne Crescent contacted the Tyrone Times to claim cracks have appeared on their buildings, and that their gardens have begun to sink as a result of diggers moving in to prepare the way for the proposed supermarket.

As revealed last month in the Times, plans have been submitted for a 25,000 square feet building to replace the long vacant egg store at Lineside in the town.

The project, which is estimated to be worth around 5 million and could create many new jobs if approved, includes plans to install a new roundabout and associated car parking.

According to people whose homes are located to the rear of the proposed development, diggers have moved in to clear the site within the past fortnight.

And, the residents claim, as a result of that work, parts of their gardens are showing signs of subsidence, and cracks have suddenly appeared on buildings.

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