One woman came home to find that a 20-foot concrete wall had been built at the bottom of her garden.
Sharon Everill knew there was construction going on next to her house in Knutton, Staffordshire, but didn’t know how close it would be to her property or how big it was.
Developers say they will pay for some trees to hide the wall, reports StokeOnTrent Live.
Sharon, who has lived in the house for 30 years, said: She said, “We knew there would be a house 30 feet from the edge of our property, but it was never mentioned that it would be 20 feet of concrete that Holds Everything We just came home one day and there it was.
“They need the retaining wall because they’re going to backfill the land behind it so that it doesn’t appear so high from the other side. That means the monstrosity will now be there forever.
“We spoke to the builders that we were never informed and they insist there was evidence. But they say they understand why we’re so upset about it.
“We asked Tilia Homes or Kier Living or whatever their name is. They suggest that we plant conifers in front of the retaining wall to mask it. They even said they would give us £ 200 to pay for the trees We don’t want £ 200. We don’t want £ 2,000. We just don’t want this eyesore. “
More than 270 homes are being built on The Paddocks property.
Tilia Homes, formerly known as Kier Living, received planning permission for the housing estate in 2018.
The land on Wilmot Drive has been earmarked for new homes since the demolition of 188 properties, but Ms. Everill says the land behind her home has always been green.
A spokesman for Tilia Homes said: “The retaining wall along the back of Weston Close was built in accordance with the construction permit issued by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in 2018 and to an approved design. The details of this were publicly known at the time.
“We have been in contact with the resident in the last few weeks and have offered a contribution to the tree planting to hide the wall from her garden. We will be happy to discuss this further and find a solution that suits both sides. “
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