An estate agent has promised for the second time in as many weeks to clear up his son's house after residents said it had stood as an eyesore for three years.

Jack Midgley, of Midgley's Estate Agents, said he was taking a skip to the property in Moorside Road, Eccleshill, this weekend and it would be clean by Bank Holiday Monday.

Two weeks ago the Telegraph & Argus reported neighbours protesting at building debris and overgrown plants which they said were reducing the value of their homes.

Mr Midgley pledged to rectify the problem within seven days but Peter Rennard, who complained about the house, said it was still in the same state today.

Mr Rennard, 74, said: "Nothing's happened, not a sausage. This has been going on for nearly four years and it's just too much for everybody.

"The whole point that we are making is that if anything happened, to say, myself and my wife wanted to sell the house the price of the house would be adversely affected."

Seven householders have already signed a petition last November and handed it to a ward councillor to get Mr Midgley moving.

Mr Midgley said he'd been tied up with work at his estate agency business in Institute Road but would now address the problem.

He said: "I should think it will be tidy by Monday morning. I've been down to the house last Sunday and I cleared away some paper and take-away boxes which had been thrown in the garden."

Mr Midgely said his son had been unable to finish the house after he suffered serious leg injuries in a car crash.

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