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Neighbor complaint - people using his drive to turn

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HarveySherlock Mon 11-Dec-17 12:07:54

Sorry I can't add diagram.

So we live on the cul de sack with a turning area. Each house has a driveway. No one parks in the turning area as we have large driveways and there is in shot parking as well.

Since we moved in earlier this year for some reason people use our drive to turn rather than going to the end of the road and use the turning area. This was particularly annoying in the dark evening with car lights.

We got a new fence with automatic driveway gates added last week. This now means people can't use our drive to turn. Our next door neighbor came over yesterday to complain that people are now using his drive instead of ours. We told him there isn't anything we can do. We suggested he put up a sign saying no turning.

He has now posted a note through the door (even though I'm working from home) saying he will be complaining about us at tonight's residents meeting.fhmm. He thinks we should have discussed our fence/gate plans with neighbors before installing them as they now have to deal with what was our problem. We didn't need permission for the fence or gates.

Aibu to think that people turning on his drive isn't our problem?

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GabriellaMontez Mon 11-Dec-17 12:09:41

Of course Yanbu.

You shouldn't be his targets!

treaclesoda Mon 11-Dec-17 12:10:25

It's not your problem, as long as you are allowed the gates. (We're not allowed gates, or to fence off our gardens where I live). But since you say you didn't need permission for the gates, I'm assuming you have checked all that out, so I say go to the residents meeting with your head held high. He can always put up gates himself if he wants to.

RestingBitchFaced Mon 11-Dec-17 12:10:51

As if it's your problem! Ignore him, he's being ridiculous

lidoshuffle Mon 11-Dec-17 12:12:11

He's a nutter.

Blahblahblahzeeblah Mon 11-Dec-17 12:13:01

So he's cross because he's now being annoyed by the lazy drivers rather than You? He needs to aim his anger at the right people

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 11-Dec-17 12:13:32

He was happy when you had the problem! He can see the solution to the problem - he should do what you've done.

BackBoiler Mon 11-Dec-17 12:13:39

How do these people go on in day to day life??

Dustysparrow Mon 11-Dec-17 12:14:00

He is batshit! And anyone with an ounce of sense will realise that.

If he continues tell him to sod off.

PourMeABrose Mon 11-Dec-17 12:14:26

Worra nutter.

Fingers crossed that the good people of the neighbours meeting do indeed point out to him that you are not the source of his problem.

Cantuccit Mon 11-Dec-17 12:14:53

Ugh what a twat he is.

He was probably chuckling to himself smugly when it was your problem. Not so funny now that he is in the same boat.

LolaTheDarkdestroyer Mon 11-Dec-17 12:15:07


mustbemad17 Mon 11-Dec-17 12:16:16

I'd be rocking up to the resident's meeting telling him he's an arse! What other people do is nothing to do with you, he wants to solve his issue tell him to deal with it

Blodplod Mon 11-Dec-17 12:17:08

I’d make 100% sure I turned up at that residents meeting.. bloody cheek. Of course you are not being unreasonable OP, in fact by your installation of gates you’ve just spoilt our fun on this thread with regards penguin bollards etc. grin

Nottheduchessofcambridge Mon 11-Dec-17 12:17:23

grin he’s bonkers! That is quite funny though, how he thinks it’s your fault I don’t know! I live on a small lane, the turning point is at the beginning of the lane so cars have to reverse all the way back up and turn or turn first and reverse down. Though they do use our neighbours drive if they aren’t in. They have said about putting a chain across the road and i wouldn’t blame them at all!

PugonToast Mon 11-Dec-17 12:18:50

Please go to the meeting. Please please please. He's a moany sod and I'd love to see his justification for it being your fault.
Please please please

Tequilamockinbird Mon 11-Dec-17 12:19:28

Not your circus, not your monkeys.


Fairylea Mon 11-Dec-17 12:19:41

Give him the details for where you got your gates from grin

HamishBamish Mon 11-Dec-17 12:19:46

YANBU. He was perfectly happy to have people turning in your drive until last week. Now he's having to put up with it he's blaming you. He's an idiot. Tell him if he wants to stop people using his driveway to turn then he will need to install a fence and gates at his own expense like you have done.

Efferlunt Mon 11-Dec-17 12:20:21

Ubisoft really don’t understand why people have such an issue with people using the end of your drive to turn surely it’s not that inconvenient?

treeofhearts Mon 11-Dec-17 12:21:03

Send him a leaflet for penguin billiards grin

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 11-Dec-17 12:23:05

What Fairylea says - give him the details for the gate people, let him get his own gate - problem solved.

dameglittersparkles Mon 11-Dec-17 12:23:05

Please attend this meeting and report back! 😂

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 11-Dec-17 12:23:13

Tell him to post on Mumsnet. We all love parking thread. grin

sizenines Mon 11-Dec-17 12:23:39

He thinks we should have discussed our fence/gate plans with neighbors before installing them as they now have to deal with what was our problem.

So he could have had a rant at you? What a tosser.
At the meeting leave your phone on record.

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