Love thy neighbour – just not if it involves building plans and party walls
Neighbours on both sides of our house have thrown large, clattering spanners in our building works, lodging official and lengthy objections with the council’s planning department. We’re completely gobsmacked, not only by the specific objections they’ve raised but also the manner in which they’ve done it.
I’m currently spitting tacks. And for now, I will refrain from going in to detail about their objections as a) I’m too cross and b) I need to find out what our legal situation is before I start ranting about people who wouldn’t know either good design or financial benefits if they got up and hit them in their curmudgeonly faces.
“Love thy neighbour” should come with the clear caveat “unless it involves building plans and party walls”.
Today’s observation: always live in detached houses, not terraced ones.