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Man angry after waking up to find parking space being built next to his house

A man is furious after waking up and finding a parking space next to his house.

Craig Turner claims he was never questioned about the development until the Barnby Moor Parish Council approved it.

He was shocked when he opened his curtains on Wednesday to see a man in a digger in the nearby field, Lincolnshire reported Live.

The 53-year-old asked what was going on and then uttered a ton of swear words when he discovered the unfortunate truth.

Mr. Turner stated, “My ward council, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to put a parking lot in the field next to my house.

“This was apparently decided over a year ago and they had various meetings, but they never bothered to inform me at all. I literally had no correspondence or attempted to contact me at all.

Mr. Turner is “not very happy” with the construction

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“I went to bed last Wednesday (May 5th) and without a word of lie, I walked around my house and thought, ‘God, I’m lucky to live here.’ I absolutely love it, it’s beautiful.

“I woke up the next day, opened my curtains and in the field next to me, just above my fence, I see a man in a digger.

“I wasn’t very happy and, as you can imagine, some swear words were used when I asked him what he was doing and he told me about plans to build the parking lot.”

Mr. Turner contacted a local council who lives across the field and confirmed what the excavator had told him.

“The work has been discussed in the ward council meetings since December 2019, if not earlier. This is an open session to the public and various references in the ward council minutes since then,” Turner continued.

“It is a legal requirement that minutes be published one month after the meeting.

“They are posted each month on the village website, as well as the Bassetlaw District Council website, and made available as per regulations.

“Information was also published in the village newsletter.”

Danielle Elliot, who sits on Barnby Moor Parish Council, said the parking lot was not new to the village and that the work done was merely an extension.

She added, “My house looks right out over the parking lot and people could look right into my house, but I have no objection to the parking lot.

“The work will also include a renewable fence which we hope will provide good security.

“If someone complained about this parking lot, I would be like someone parked and got out of their car. He was looking directly at me and I have no complaints about that.”

“The parking lot has been there for 20 years and this is just an extension.”

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A petanque court is also being built on the site, and Ms. Elliot hopes the parking lot will add to the amenities and spirit of the village.

Mr Turner said he sent the ward clerk 29 questions about the parking lot, to which he received a response, the questions were noted and will be discussed at the next ward council meeting on Wednesday, July 14th.

He says this is a step to “stonewall” him as the ward council will not discuss the matter with him directly.

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