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Sinkhole opens up in Barming, Kent, cutting off water to new homes

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Richard Hartley-Parkinson

Huge sinkhole opens up in Kent cul-de-sac cutting off water
A sinkhole in Barming, Kent, cut off water to hundreds of residents (Picture: Flynet Pictures)

A sinkhole has opened up causing problems for residents in Barming, Kent.

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The gaping chasm formed on a cul-de-sac cutting off water two hundreds of people and preventing people from getting into their homes.

The hole was discovered yesterday morning with large cracks appearing on the road and pavements while a large part of someones driveway and fence were swallowed by the hall.

Local authorities have closed part of Broomshaw Road, but no buildings have been damaged as it occurred on the edge of a field.

April 01, 2018 * Min Web / Online Fee ?150 For Set * Hundreds of homes are without water in Barming, Kent after a huge sinkhole opened up overnight on the doorstep of several homes. South East Water are handing out bottled water to residents near to Maidstone Hospital as emergency excavation and repair gets underway. * Min Web / Online Fee ?150 For Set * Exclusive - All Round Worldwide Rights Pictures by : Flynet Pictures ? 2018 Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.uk
The hole opened up at the end of someones drive but left other people unable to get in and out of their properties (Picture: Flynet Pictures)
April 01, 2018 * Min Web / Online Fee ?150 For Set * Hundreds of homes are without water in Barming, Kent after a huge sinkhole opened up overnight on the doorstep of several homes. South East Water are handing out bottled water to residents near to Maidstone Hospital as emergency excavation and repair gets underway. * Min Web / Online Fee ?150 For Set * Exclusive - All Round Worldwide Rights Pictures by : Flynet Pictures ? 2018 Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.uk
The sinkhole is close to a site where developers want to build some new homes (Picture: Flynet Pictures)

According to KentOnline, the sinkhole opened up close to the site of a proposed new Taylor Wimpey building site.

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Work has not yet been started on the site.

It is not the first time Barming has suffered from the problem.

In 2014, a sinkhole measuring a foot deep emerged in someones front garden, swallowing a plant.

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