A RECRUITMENT worker said a buyer for her home withdrew his offer after builders constructing new homes nearby blocked her view of the Chiltern Hills.

Amber Shankland, 36, said she contacted housing association Soha Housing after temporary buildings for construction workers were set up behind her property in Chinnor.

Ms Shankland, who runs her own consultancy business, said she has repeatedly asked Soha to have the temporary buildings moved.

She added: “I live in a two-bedroom end terrace which is on the market for £330,000.

“A man made an offer to buy the house but pulled out at the weekend after coming round for another look and seeing the containers.

“Soha said it would get one of the containers removed but so far this has not happened and I feel as if I am being fobbed off.

“Building work started about five weeks ago and the containers arrived three weeks ago.

“They are blocking my view of the Chilterns and my two Chihuahuas are worried by them – after they arrived they started barking right throughout the night.”

Soha Housing has planning permission for 12 one- and two-bedroom flats for older people, two two-bedroom and one three-bedroom shared ownership homes, and seven other properties for rent.

Soha Housing spokeswoman Liz Roberts said: “Ms Shankland’s complaint to Soha regards a two-storey site office behind her boundary at the foot of her garden, located temporarily while Soha develops the Siareys Yard site for affordable housing.

“Soha asked its developer – Stepnell Ltd – to remove the top-storey cabin during the week commencing February 15.

“A site meeting took place on Tuesday to work out logistics.

“A crane will need to be used to move the top cabin.

“Soha was in contact with Mrs Shankland last week to keep her up to date with progress.

“The developer has further agreed to try to mitigate any loss of view for Ms Shankland brought about by the remaining cabin.

“This might include, for example, boarding any remaining windows and making the stairs into the cabin inaccessible overnight.”

Ms Shankland, added: “It’s not the new homes themselves that will affect the view, it’s the temporary containers and I want them moved as soon as possible because they could prevent me from selling my house. There is space nearby where the containers could be moved to.”

She said she was planning to move to a new five-bedroom home in Horspath, Oxford, but would not be able to until she sold her home.