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Monday, August 08, 2011

Prats Of The Week - South Gloucestershire Council

Prats of The WeekAnother Monday morning crashes down upon us, with the depressing inevitability of an unloved season!

Therefore what better occasion for me to award another of my prestigious, and internationally renowned, "Prats of The Week" Awards.

This week it goes to South Gloucestershire Council.

For why?

Just ask Christine Hudson, who recently erected (may I say "erected"?) a 12" wooden panel/fence for her fuchsias.

Can you guess what happened next children?

Yes, that's right, she received a visit from a council planning inspector.

For why?

The 12" erection was deemed to be an 'unauthorised development'.

At this point one would ask what sad bastard, who clearly needs a life, reported her to the council in the first place?

Anyhoo, aside from sad bastard (seemingly a neighbour who didn't like it), South Gloucestershire Council informed Mrs Hudson by letter that she needed planning permission for the erection. In the event that Mrs Hudson did not apply for retrospective permission, she would be forced to de-erect the fence.

Mrs Hudson, quite rightly, refused and tore the letter up.

Unsurprisingly, now that the media have kicked up a fuss, South Gloucestershire Council has now retracted its request for retrospective planning permission.

Councils are the enemy of the people!

South Gloucestershire Council, well deserving Prats of The Week.

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  1. Anonymous10:32 AM

    don't know of this directly and nothing in the local press (not unusual)

    but have found another piece of nanyism in gloucester

    councils are indeed the enemy of the people

  2. Anonymous11:41 AM

    Hile to the Furhrer!

  3. I thought you could erect any wooden fence up to three feet in height to the front of your property and six feet to the rear.
    Wooden structures were always classified as being temporary structures and thus not needing planning permission.

    This story once again, illustrates that Nanny's hi-viz clad bullies, soon back off if the light of publicity is shone on them.

    Just laugh at hi-viz.

  4. Archroy2:27 PM

    Tonk, I suppose it could have been because she was putting it on top of an existing fence thus taking it higher than the limit?

    Still doesn't stop the council from being a useless crowd of w*****s though.

  5. Didn't I read, sometime over the last week, of a council which did an erection of its own - without first seeking planning permission? They subsequently had to put in a retrospective application...

  6. skydog4:35 PM

    Mein Fuhrer would love a 12'' erection so she tells me.