The secluded garden from next door. Photographs taken 28th September 2011.
View from the window, upstairs next door.
The structure in the foreground is due to disappear as part of a house extension
for which planning permission has been granted.
rather poor photographs have been supplied by Bexley council‘s solicitor to
couple with the unusual garden. It is part of the latest round in their vendetta against a
resident who has annoyed the council in the past.
In an accompanying letter Bexley council‘s Senior Solicitor (Litigation), Mr. Guy
Atkins describes the garden as “ramshackle” but acknowledges it is less so than
earlier this year. He has refused to withdraw the “formal procedural steps”
towards criminal prosecution under Section 215 of The Town and Country Planning
Act 1990 because he is concerned that the residents concerned will “import more
items and materials onto the site”. Mr. Atkins assures them of “the council‘s
best and unbiased intentions in this matter” but the residents remain under a
five day warning that they may be prosecuted.
I've seen far worse sights when criss-crossing the borough on the train that runs from Abbey Wood to Eltham.