RESIDENTS who hate their neighbor’s £300,000 illegal “monster mansion” want it demolished so are taking matters into their own hands.
Gurwinder Singh had received an extension to his home in 2020, but instead he demolished the building and built a new four-bedroom property.
Gurwinder Singh had an extension to his house in 2020. Source: SWNS
Walsall Council confirmed an order for the property in Willenhall, West Midlands. Photo credit: SWNS
One local compared it to a “travel lodge in the middle of a housing estate”.
Another said: “What the hell was he thinking?”
Walsall Council confirmed an order to demolish the property in Willenhall, West Midlands, after rejecting an appeal from Mr Singh.
His neighbors hailed the ruling as a “victory for common sense” and condemned the “selfish and inconsiderate” homeowner for flouting the rules.
A local resident told The Sun Online: “It was a monstrosity and many of us who live here were outraged.”
“He completely breached the planning regulations, it was madness, and then he had the courage to submit a supplementary application.”
The father of two is now facing legal action because he failed to demolish the property.
Walsall Council has also said it could enter Gurwinder Singh’s land to carry out the work, BirminghamLive reported.
A spokesman for the local authority said: “Following the dismissal of an appeal against the enforcement order to demolish the unlawful, partially constructed dwelling, the enforcement order has been reinstated.”
“The notice sets out a number of compliance deadlines, the first of which was October 7, 2023, to demolish the partially constructed residential and accessory building to ground level.
“The council has written to the owner confirming that they are in breach of this part of the enforcement notice.
“The council monitors compliance with the enforcement notice.
“If the owner is still in breach of the enforcement notice after the final deadline of April 7, 2024, the council will refer the case to the court.
“Council also confirmed that if the owner continues to breach the enforcement notice, the council can enter the property and carry out the works and will reimburse the council’s costs of carrying out the works.”
In an earlier interview with The Sun Online, Mr Singh revealed that he spent his savings building the house for himself, his wife Rajwinder Kaur and their two daughters.
He says he “suffered from anxiety and depression” during a three-year “planning nightmare.”
Mr Singh, who speaks Punjabi, believes he is being bullied and “exploited” because of his nationality and difficulty with the English language.
He said: “I object to the planning appeal decision. I am devastated that it went against me and will do everything I can to save my new home.”
He demolished the building and constructed a new four-bedroom property. Photo credit: SWNS
The father of two has now been threatened with a lawsuitPhoto credit: SWNS
Source : www.thesun.co.uk