Woman horrified after coming home to find 20ft ‘eye-sore’ wall towering over her garden as housing development is built
A DISGRUNTLED home-owner has been left fuming after coming again to her home to find a 20ft “eye-sore” wall towering over her garden.
Sharon Everill claims she had no thought the concrete “monstrosity” was being built on the fringe of her garden as a part of a housing development in Knutton, Staffordshire, and desires it torn down.
Although Sharon says she knew the homes would come up to the sting of her property in Lower Milhouse, she says the wall got here as a “complete surprise” and fears it can knock down the worth of her home of 30 years.
She advised the Stoke Sentinel: “We knew there was going to be a home 30 ft again from the sting of our property, nevertheless it was by no means talked about that there can be a 20 foot excessive concrete retaining wall. We simply got here again home sooner or later and there it was.
“They want the retaining wall as a result of they are going to backfill on the land behind it, so it will not seem that prime from the opposite aspect. That signifies that monstrosity is going to be there endlessly now.
“We’ve spoken to the builders about the fact that we were never notified about this, and they insist that there were notices put up. But they say that they understand why we’re so upset about this.”
Developers have supplied Sharon a “contribution” in direction of the price of timber to cowl the wall, however she slammed their suggestion and stated she merely needs the wall gone.
“We’ve asked Tilia Homes or Kier Living or whatever they’re called. They suggest that we plant conifers in front of the retaining wall to mask it,” she stated.
“They even said they’d give us £200 to pay for the trees. But we don’t want £200. We don’t want £2,000. We just don’t want this eyesore here.”
Tilia Homes, previously identified as Kier Living, secured planning permission for greater than 270 properties on land behind Sharon’s home in 2018.
The firm has defended the wall, insisting it was a part of the planning software.
A spokesman stated: “The retaining wall alongside the rear of Western Close has been built in accordance with the planning permission granted by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in 2018, and to an accredited design.
“The details of this were publicly available at the time.
“We have been involved with the resident in latest weeks and have supplied a contribution in direction of tree planting to assist conceal the wall from her garden.
“We’ve had additional conversations with the home-owner this week and have mentioned an answer that is appropriate for each events.”
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