Row builds as new wall lands man in hot water
A HOUSEHOLDER carrying out work on his home has got into hot water after building a front wall more than double the height permitted.
The owner of 157 Portsmouth Road, in Horndean, had been refurbishing the home making it look more modern – and won some planning permissions.
But it was only after almost finishing a near-two metre high front wall East Hampshire District Council told him he needed permission for the wall.
A wall of one metre is allowed but anything bigger than that needs approval.
A bid to win permission was rejected, claiming the white and dark-grey panelled wall was ‘incongruous’ with the surroundings.
In a written appeal to the Planning Inspectorate, a consultant said: ‘The appellant is of the view that the wall built on the frontage boundary is not a “visually incongruous feature".’
A planning inspector is due to visit the site before a decision is made.