I like my neighbours…except for one family.
We are currently planning to have our house extended. A few of our neighbours are naturally concerned. Our immediate neighbour was worried that he could hear what we were doing in the new toilet downstairs! My mother-in-law who was house-sitting and dog-sitting for us told him that we would have to fart 150 decibles for him to hear it. He laughed and said that’s true and he was ok with our plans.
A few days later, we saw a comment from one of our neighbours who lives 4 houses away from us on the council planning website. He said he didn’t have the chance to talk to us as we were out of the country. It’s strange that a few neighbours came to talk to my MIL and yet he couldn’t do that? Maybe he wanted to talk to us instead of my MIL, fine..I accept that..but we were back before he submitted the comment!
On the comment form, he said he wasn’t prepared for the front path to be used (we live in a row of terrace houses. We are at the end and to get to our property, we have to walk past his house) for transporting building materials. His main reason was that his two year old girl plays in the front garden and the path!
Ok you can play in your garden all you want, the path is not your property! It is also our intention to ask the builders to use the back path anyway so that our neighbours will not be inconvenienced! He is also lying because they both work and I am sure the child is not being looked after at home. If he is so concerned about his child safety, why has he removed the fence and not replaced it with another one for the past 1 year?
What really annoyed me is the fact that he had to point out that the applicant (my husband) is not the owner of the house (me!). He got the information from the land registry and to get this information, you have to pay £3 for it! OMG! He actually did that?? I also found out he is a solicitor specialising in debt recovery. So I think either he had paid the £3 to get the information or used the data at his workplace for personal interest! GRRR! This is so petty of him to do that!
We checked with the planning officer and apparently anyone can make a planning application, not just the home owner!
This really annoyed me because this person is out to have our planning application rejected!!! What a twat!!! He’s not a very neighbourly person anyway. When it snows, he is never there to help clear the snow so cars can move up and down our lane! This is how selfish and annoying he is!! Also the wife never smiles back when I smile and say hello to her… -_-
I have also started to put my dogs on the lead whenever we walk past his house in case he tries to find fault with us or say we have two “dangerous dogs” (they are not!). You never know what people are capable of!
Anyway, I have decided… they are not going to get a Christmas card from me this year or ever! HAHAHA!!