Unauthorised garden fence in Crowland is branded ‘hideous’

A joint effort to tackle low-level crime in Crowland is to continue after an encouraging response from residents and parish councillors.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG300117-239TW.
A joint effort to tackle low-level crime in Crowland is to continue after an encouraging response from residents and parish councillors. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG300117-239TW.
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Councillors refused consent for the re-siting of a two metre high fence that was put up outside a Crowland house without planning consent.

Applicant Mr R Chakadya, of 5 Oak Square, submitted an application to move the rear fence line over two metres away from the boundary facing number 20 Oak Square.

Councillors decided moving the line would not lessen the visual impact on the character and amenity of the area.

Coun Bryan Alcock said: “What’s there is hideous. I pity the poor people across the road looking at it.”

Coun Harry Drury said it appeared additional land on the boundary had been sold to number 5, adding: “You can’t just buy something and erect a fence round it.”

Planning committee members last night (Wednesday) voted 14-1 to refuse the planning application.