Bike shed supporters cloud the main issue
I HAVE just been reading about the wrangling over a shed erected in the front garden of a property in a conservation area. Planning permission was required, but for reasons unknown, had not been applied for by the home owners (“Mayor wades in over ‘David v Goliath’ debate”, Leicester Mercury, May 13).
Anyone who purchases property in a conservation area will know that strict planning rules and regulations apply. Whether you like them or not, they are there for a reason and the purchasers’ solicitor had an obligation to highlight this before contracts were signed.
We now hear that more than 300 people from all over the city and country have come forward in support of the shed being allowed to stay. Surely, comments sent from far and wide are totally irrelevant?
In my opinion, letters both in favour and against the retrospective application can only be taken into consideration if they are from residents and neighbours directly impacted by this ill-placed shed.