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Angharad Holloway has been told she needs planning permission for a Wendy house. She is pictured with her daughters Eleanor and Anwen

Angharad Holloway has been told she needs planning permission for a Wendy house. She is pictured with her daughters Eleanor and Anwen

First published in Letters

I am writing concerning the decision by the city council to possibly use enforcement action over a Wendy house in a front garden erected without planning permission. Really, have councillors got nothing better to do?

Don’t they understand that the Wendy house will be outgrown very soon as the children will be too big to use it.

So by the time a planning application has been submitted and attended to, the Wendy house will no longer be needed. The whole situation of the city council proves how out of touch they are with the city residents. It stinks of someone on the council just wanting to wave a big stick with the words ‘You do as you’re told’.

Officialdom belongs in the chambers, not in the news.

ADRIAN TAYLOR

Duncan Close

Eynsham

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Discrepancies amount to serious breaches of planning permission

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11:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

maddam says...

These geriatrics councillors are out of the minds. They should retire and let young people with common sense run the Council!
These geriatrics councillors are out of the minds. They should retire and let young people with common sense run the Council! maddam
  • Score: 10

2:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

xenarthra says...

maddam wrote:
These geriatrics councillors are out of the minds. They should retire and let young people with common sense run the Council!
The law is quite clear: you can't build a shed or Wendy house in your front garden without permission. The fact that it's a "Wendy house" may help in spinning this as an emotive tale of innocent children and wicked councillors out to spoil their fun, but just look at the picture: it's a shed. The council has to apply the law fairly and uniformly. Whether councillors are geriatric or young is irrelevant. If you have an issue with our national planning laws, you should write to your M.P., because it's parliament that makes the laws, not the local council.
[quote][p][bold]maddam[/bold] wrote: These geriatrics councillors are out of the minds. They should retire and let young people with common sense run the Council![/p][/quote]The law is quite clear: you can't build a shed or Wendy house in your front garden without permission. The fact that it's a "Wendy house" may help in spinning this as an emotive tale of innocent children and wicked councillors out to spoil their fun, but just look at the picture: it's a shed. The council has to apply the law fairly and uniformly. Whether councillors are geriatric or young is irrelevant. If you have an issue with our national planning laws, you should write to your M.P., because it's parliament that makes the laws, not the local council. xenarthra
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Redesignate it as a bin-store.

(Or put it on wheels).
Redesignate it as a bin-store. (Or put it on wheels). Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

xenarthra says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
Redesignate it as a bin-store.

(Or put it on wheels).
I believe that a bin store at the front of a house would technically still need planning permission. The wheels idea is good though. In fact, the owner should argue that a Wendy house is a "temporary structure" and therefore does not need planning permission.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: Redesignate it as a bin-store. (Or put it on wheels).[/p][/quote]I believe that a bin store at the front of a house would technically still need planning permission. The wheels idea is good though. In fact, the owner should argue that a Wendy house is a "temporary structure" and therefore does not need planning permission. xenarthra
  • Score: 2

5:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

mytaxes says...

xenarthra wrote:
Andrew:Oxford wrote:
Redesignate it as a bin-store.

(Or put it on wheels).
I believe that a bin store at the front of a house would technically still need planning permission. The wheels idea is good though. In fact, the owner should argue that a Wendy house is a "temporary structure" and therefore does not need planning permission.
You are probably right the council would rather see wheelie bins cluttering up gardens rather than a bin store.
[quote][p][bold]xenarthra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: Redesignate it as a bin-store. (Or put it on wheels).[/p][/quote]I believe that a bin store at the front of a house would technically still need planning permission. The wheels idea is good though. In fact, the owner should argue that a Wendy house is a "temporary structure" and therefore does not need planning permission.[/p][/quote]You are probably right the council would rather see wheelie bins cluttering up gardens rather than a bin store. mytaxes
  • Score: 1

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