To think you can't just remove your front garden wall, put your car on your lawn and call it a driveway when there's a metered parking bay right outside your hiuse

(23 Posts)
MyballsareSandy2015 Wed 11-May-16 08:56:17

Twat!!

Neighbour has done this and every morning he's out there shouting at school run parents who park there, blocking him in.

FeckinCrutches Wed 11-May-16 08:58:07

Well if he won't pay for a dropped kerb it's tough shit surely?

OurBlanche Wed 11-May-16 08:58:22

He is, indeed, a twat.

Take a picture, send it to the council Let them sort it out smile

MyballsareSandy2015 Wed 11-May-16 08:59:35

He wouldn't be allowed a drop kerb as there's a parking bay

angelos02 Wed 11-May-16 09:01:55

I agree that he shouldn't but I'd love to know how many parents actually pay the meter when dropping off their kids?

WellErrr Wed 11-May-16 09:07:24

Pahahaha this is quite funny....!

Poor bloke though. I don't think he thought it through.

SoupDragon Wed 11-May-16 09:11:38

I'd love to know how many parents actually pay the meter when dropping off their kids?

They might not have to pay if its before 9am. It depends on the timing on the bay.

greybead Wed 11-May-16 09:14:10

I think if someone knowingly blocks a car in then they are a twat. If the bloke's car is parked on his lawn/drive, it is nasty to block him in, metered bay or not. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. I know someone who was asked to build a structure (his job) according to a plan. He could see the plan had the location wrong but just to be difficult and nasty, he built it in accordance with the the plan. Of course, as soon as it was build it has to be pulled down. But technically he was not in the wrong, just a mean spirited bastard. He gleefully recounts this.

The council can be really difficult and slow to deal with re sorting dropped kerbs etc.

SoupDragon Wed 11-May-16 09:15:50

I think if someone knowingly blocks a car in then they are a twat. If the bloke's car is parked on his lawn/drive, it is nasty to block him in, metered bay or not.

I disagree. It is illegal for the man to drive over the pavement - he is the twat.

Birdsgottafly Wed 11-May-16 09:21:00

Drop off should be minutes, so if the Parent is blocking him in and disappearing, over that, then it's up to him, if he wants to get into arguments about it.

There's been two purpose built Primary schools, in my area, neither have adequate parking, or drop off space, this needs to be figured into the planning stage.

Either that, or we go back to when we could drop children off/let them take themselves and wait in the yard, without it being 'a cause of concern'.

MissingPanda Wed 11-May-16 09:21:40

Presumably the meter was there before the neighbour knocked his wall down so no it's not nasty to park there.

Birdsgottafly Wed 11-May-16 09:23:03

""It is illegal for the man to drive over the pavement ""

It isn't to gain entry to your property.

OurBlanche Wed 11-May-16 09:27:36

It isn't to gain entry to your property.

Given the scnario n the OP it is fairly obvious that there is no dropped kerb and the neighbour simply drives up the kerb, over the pavement to park in what was once his walled front garden.

He is cating without legal sanction and is trying to deprive the council of payment via that meter. Do you really think they will support him? Or do you think they will tell him to grow up and stop hassling poeple who are using a council provided amenity?

RockMeMomma Wed 11-May-16 09:27:55

Can he get a parking permit to park outside his property?

Seeline Wed 11-May-16 09:28:40

*""It is illegal for the man to drive over the pavement ""

It isn't to gain entry to your property.*

It is if there isn't an approved dropped kerb to do so.
The Council highways are unlikely to approve a dropped kerb if there is metered parking in that location, unless it is very easy to relocate it in the immediate vicinity.

Sunnymeg Wed 11-May-16 09:38:27

Our property has a clause in the deeds to say that we can't turn the front garden into a parking place and that a vehicle cannot be parked on it even temporarily. This type of clause is more common than people realise.

Unicow Wed 11-May-16 09:43:47

You can't just decide that your garden is now a driveway in these circumstances. Surely the bay would have to be permanently suspended and then this kicks in:

Parking bays cannot be suspended for non-essential reasons, such as to gain preferential parking.

I would just report him to the council and let the planners deal with it. Presumably the road is charged bay parking for a good reason. I'm pretty sure you can't just drive over the bay and tell people to stop using it as it's now your access.

CuppaSarah Wed 11-May-16 09:45:27

He's gonna very slowly fuck his tyres abd suspension surely?

Also if I saw a car on a garden behind marked bays abd no dropped curb, I'd assume it was off the road. I think a lot of people would.

SoupDragon Wed 11-May-16 09:49:27

It is illegal for the man to drive over the pavement

It isn't to gain entry to your property

As has been pointed out, this is not true. You must not drive over a pavement where there is not a dropped kerb.

FriskyFrog Wed 11-May-16 09:53:04

Does he have to pay to park outside his own house?

EponasWildDaughter Wed 11-May-16 09:55:06

Laughable to think that knocking down your garden wall means you own the piece of road outside.

This, without a dropped curb, is what he's expecting.

(and he wont get the dropped curb under the circs i expect)

dodobookends Wed 11-May-16 09:56:09

Our local council wrote to all the houses in our street recently, to ask whether anyone was wanting to put in a dropped kerb.

Apparently there are usually a lot of utilities and stuff like gas and water pipes which run along under footpaths, and are often quite close to the surface. The area above them has to be reinforced before it can be used to drive vehicles over it. You can't just put in a dropped kerb wherever you like.

EponasWildDaughter Wed 11-May-16 09:58:02

People with NO garden walls don't think they own the bit of road outside their house do they, just because they haven't got a wall?! And it's the same scenario.

The more i think about it the more hmm i am about the bloke. Twat.

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