Monstrosity in neighbour garden

(20 Posts)
Baileys20 Tue 08-Sep-20 18:58:10

Just that really.

Not sure what it is, double height extends beyond boundary on access path. Primary construction wood with a random ensemble of materials.

All the neighbours complain. Is there anyone likely to be interested in ending our misery and making them at least keep it confined within their foot print and ensuring that it is in keeping with local regulations. My sense is that councils are too busy, limited resources aka not interested. If that’s not the case what department should it be reported to? and is the council likely to take some form of proper action?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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GolightlyMrsGolightly Tue 08-Sep-20 19:14:17

Local planning authority and council

MikeUniformMike Tue 08-Sep-20 20:08:48

I thought OP might be my NDN. grin

senua Tue 08-Sep-20 20:56:11

extends beyond boundary on access path.
Gosh that sounds dangerous. Anyone going about their lawful business could accidentally bump into it and bring the whole thing crashing down ...

What lockdown monstrosity have you been building MUM?grin

Baileys20 Tue 08-Sep-20 21:12:15

MUM, Such a level of self awareness confirms you are definitely not my NDN. smile

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ComtesseDeSpair Wed 09-Sep-20 00:40:15

I can’t quite imagine what this looks like or where it would be situated on their land so as to overhang a boundary. But from experience, the council will be more interested in it from a health and safety and environmental health perspective if several neighbours make the same complaint than they would be from a planning one. You need to reinforce that it overhangs an access path and is an unstable construction and could therefore pose a liability to passers by.

Spartak Wed 09-Sep-20 00:42:57

Planning Enforcment Officer at your local Council as a starting point. Depending on what it will be used for, maybe Building Control as well.

There may be a delay in someone visiting your neighbour at the moment, but they will come out eventually.


Anordinarymum Wed 09-Sep-20 00:48:51

So what is it then?

Baileys20 Wed 09-Sep-20 09:59:34

Honestly, what exactly it is, no one can quite describe it. It is double height, and probably helps in this instance - as it’s probably a definite no no for this reason alone. Built straddling the back boundary, and clearly not sound. Made from all random stuff put together in an adhoc fashion. Won’t post a pic due to its ‘uniqueness’, and identifying.

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Rollercoaster1920 Wed 09-Sep-20 10:15:25

Shed? Extension made out of old pallets? Home office? Play equipment for kids? Barn?

They all require planning approval by the sounds of it, and some need building control. Plus there is a potential trespass issue on the path (who owns the path?).

So there are three avenues there. Plus health and safety too if it's dangerous.

MoonSauce Wed 09-Sep-20 10:40:24

Is it some sort of art installation?

Baileys20 Wed 09-Sep-20 20:01:04

Extension with old pallets for adults is the closest description.

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Baileys20 Wed 09-Sep-20 20:02:44

Unsure who owns the path but know it’s shared access.

Definitely not art. Appreciate that everyone has different taste but that is stretch too far for the average imagination.

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LizzieMacQueen Wed 09-Sep-20 20:42:06

Is it not just some kids den or bonfire waiting to be lit - early for 5 November though.

ShellieEllie Wed 09-Sep-20 21:03:18

Picture please!

SabrinaThwaite Wed 09-Sep-20 21:51:53

Given that you’ve ruled out some kind of Turner Prize art project, have you contacted Building Control at your local council?

ThousandsAreSailing Wed 09-Sep-20 21:54:43

If its a load of random crap on a footpath can't you report them for fly tipping?

Baileys20 Wed 09-Sep-20 23:21:14

Would love to but that would definitely be identifying. Also, don’t want to cause any neighbourly issues beyond getting them to confine such monstrosity’s within their property and land, and not posing a risk to others using the pathway. Also, if the height is deemed an issue, and is addressed, it would probably mean it’s not such an eyesore generally.

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Baileys20 Wed 09-Sep-20 23:25:06

Yes, and I have.

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Baileys20 Wed 09-Sep-20 23:32:01

Definitely not, this is a labour of love that keeps getting higher and deeper over a period of time. If I thought it be gone by 5th November I would not take issue with it. Its here to stay, for the long haul.

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