Council has failed us, says resident

Residents are angry over plans to build a bungalow on land near this existing property in Stonegate, Cowbit.
Residents are angry over plans to build a bungalow on land near this existing property in Stonegate, Cowbit.

An angry homeowner has accused Cowbit Parish Council of letting down residents over plans to build a bungalow near their homes.

Mark Brooks (43), of Vicarage Close, said he may have to move if plans for a new bungalow in Stonegate go ahead because he claimed it would spoil the view from his garden.

A planning application from Paul Fox for the bungalow to be built near an existing property is with South Holland District Council, despite it turning down two previous applications for a similar development.

But Mr Brooks is angry with the parish council 
for choosing not to comment on the application, although 
it has asked to see revised plans so it can reconsider its position.

Mr Brooks said: “The bungalow would run right across the back of my garden and it’s an absolute joke.

“It would be OK if Mr Fox was going to knock down the bungalow that’s already there and build a new one, but instead he’s seen a bit of land next to it and wants to put up another development.

“I feel the parish council hasn’t considered the views of residents by not making any comment or objections which is very strange and very wrong.

“This is one person’s gain for other residents’ pain and it’s getting to the stage where I might have to move.”

The Guardian contacted Mr Fox’s agents, Remway Design Ltd, of Spalding, for a comment but they declined.