RESIDENTS have slammed a neighbour who determined to construct an “eyesore” fence that resembles a “sheep pen” in the garden.
The Victorian property in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is shared by 4 individuals with one communal outdoors space.
Regardless of this, a resident bizarrely determined to fence off her own section in the again garden, reports Gloucestershire Live.
The 1.8m excessive fence divides the realm and has been slated by neighbours as an “eyesore” and “sheep pen”.
The fence has meant the communal bin retailer has been moved, inflicting inconvenience and frustration for different residents, particularly those that are aged.
Alice Reeve, a resident who lives with her aged Mum stated: “My mom and I have lived right here for 35 years.
“It’s a property of curiosity. It’s a lovely Victorian constructing which seems out onto Pittville park.
“It’s at all times been the case that the flats share the garden on the again. It’s at all times labored over time – it’s a very open area.”
Alice went on to elucidate that the troublesome resident moved in round 5 years in the past and instantly made her intentions to have elevated privateness clear.
She stated: “Over lockdown I analysed it and thought, this is not going to work. It’s such a lovely property and I knew it wasn’t going to work.
“She needs privateness however that is completely ridiculous. I can look out of my bed room window and see into ‘her garden’.
“I may additionally simply look over the fence, so it would not give her any privateness actually.”
In keeping with Alice, the ordeal has equally affected the opposite occupiers of the home.
“It is the poor neighbours that I really feel sorry for,” she defined.
“Their kitchen window now seems out onto the fence. The basement flat additionally now simply has a view of the fence.
“I’ve heard individuals name it a miserable eyesore, a sheep pen and that kind of factor. It’s completely horrendous and all of the neighbours have screamed about it.”
Alice stated that the inconvenience attributable to the shed has pressured her and different residents to object to constructing plans.
“The drive is so lengthy, and the meals bins are heavy. On the finish of the day we simply need to get it out and it’s a half of daily life,” she added.
Her mum, Annie, has been equally shocked and “upset” by the saga.
She stated: “I’m so upset in her – that is how I really feel. She will be able to really do that to weak individuals.
“To me I believe there’s greed connected to all of it. I’ve known as it a sheep pen!
“I’ve lived right here for 35 years and issues like this simply do not occur. It’s a bit of a shock.”
The fence was erected after a planning utility to the native council was accepted regardless of Alice and two different flats objecting.
The residents of 4 stated that “the proposed fence can be an absolute eyesore” whereas these residing in Flat two have been “staggered” that the resident may get her mission accepted.
Unbelievably, their housemate additionally filed a second utility for the “erection of garden shed to rear of current storage” which all three residents unanimously objected to as soon as extra.
The resident who constructed the fence was approached however refused to remark.