Council refuse to remove road sign obstructing resident's driveway in Connaught Way, Huntington, York

Roger Shenton with the offending street sign outside his house in York.

Mr Shenton’s driveway before it was extended

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

WHEN Roger Shenton removed a section of wall and hedge at the front of his York property he thought it would mean a widened entrance into his driveway.

That would allow him to park his car in a different position, giving him more room to climb out and also to walk past the vehicle to his bungalow in Huntington.

But now he has been left with just one obstacle standing in the way of the drive - a council road sign on the pavement.

Mr Shenton, of Connaught Way, Huntington, said he asked City of York Council to move the street name sign but when an official came out to inspect it, he refused to authorise the move.

“He claimed the council didn’t have the budget to pay for it,” he said.

Mr Shenton claimed that when the sign was first installed and he raised concerns about its positioning, he was told it could be removed later if it ever proved inconvenient.

A council spokeswoman said its records showed that Mr Shenton had not applied for an extension to widen his dropped kerb area to allow wider access.

“Had he done so, the street work inspector would have authorised the contractor undertaking the works to move the sign to another location, as near as possible,” she said.

“We believe the driveway has been widened but the access from the highway has not. Mr Shenton is expecting to drive to his extended driveway over a raised kerb which would cause damage.”

She said that if the kerb had been dropped without authorisation, Mr Shenton needed to speak to the council to obtain this retrospectively. “We could arrange to move the Street Name Plate, but the costs would fall to Mr Shenton as it is because of his works and for his sole benefit.”

Mr Shenton said he had not applied for and he did not need an extension to the dropped kerb, as he could access all of the drive through the existing dropped kerb, providing the sign was removed.

Huntington councilllor Carol Runciman said the sign was clearly obstructing the driveway and she would be contacting the authority to press for it to be removed.

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11:05am Sat 21 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

oh dear!

well the council don't have the budget to pay to remove it?? yet they have the budget to pay obscene wages to just about anybody who can talk utter B/S!!

but to be fair, is he now driving a sherman tank onto his drive? it looks plenty wide enough to get a large car on with the sign in place...
oh dear! well the council don't have the budget to pay to remove it?? yet they have the budget to pay obscene wages to just about anybody who can talk utter B/S!! but to be fair, is he now driving a sherman tank onto his drive? it looks plenty wide enough to get a large car on with the sign in place... oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 41

11:07am Sat 21 Jun 14

Brabus says...

Presumably if Cllr Runciman is going to press for it to be moved she'll happily foot the bill.
Presumably if Cllr Runciman is going to press for it to be moved she'll happily foot the bill. Brabus
  • Score: 37

11:18am Sat 21 Jun 14

CaroleBaines says...

Sounds fair enough to me. Kerb is lowered then access is valid and sign gets removed. Would have been better served going through proper channels rather than contacting the Press. Just my opinion.
Sounds fair enough to me. Kerb is lowered then access is valid and sign gets removed. Would have been better served going through proper channels rather than contacting the Press. Just my opinion. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 58

11:24am Sat 21 Jun 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Personally I think some fore thought from Mr Shenton here. Widens hiw driveway then expects, wants the Council to move a Road Sign for his (own) benefit. Once in a while the Council ate right think Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents P-- Poor Performance Mr Shenton.

Is this Press worthy, Think Not, come on press
Personally I think some fore thought from Mr Shenton here. Widens hiw driveway then expects, wants the Council to move a Road Sign for his (own) benefit. Once in a while the Council ate right think Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents P-- Poor Performance Mr Shenton. Is this Press worthy, Think Not, come on press Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 79

11:45am Sat 21 Jun 14

Rusty Shackleford says...

#firstworldproblems
#firstworldproblems Rusty Shackleford
  • Score: 19

12:07pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Knavesmire view says...

Not often I agree with the Council, but the sign isn't stopping him accessing his current driveway and the moving of this sign is purely for his own benefit to have a wider driveway then he should pay for it.

Also not sure this is a story that is worthy of having the Chief reporter's name attached to it!
Not often I agree with the Council, but the sign isn't stopping him accessing his current driveway and the moving of this sign is purely for his own benefit to have a wider driveway then he should pay for it. Also not sure this is a story that is worthy of having the Chief reporter's name attached to it! Knavesmire view
  • Score: 80

12:33pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Chip monk says...

Did he not notice the sign before? Typical OAP with to much time on there hands
Did he not notice the sign before? Typical OAP with to much time on there hands Chip monk
  • Score: 29

12:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

bloodaxe says...

Grief ! This really is desperation stuff. Man widens driveway and is amazed to find sign which has been there for years. Should he be driving ?
Grief ! This really is desperation stuff. Man widens driveway and is amazed to find sign which has been there for years. Should he be driving ? bloodaxe
  • Score: 57

2:18pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Yorkborneinbse says...

Another none story. Widening his drive so he can get around, and park in different positions? He still can, he has much room, once he has passed the sign.
Another none story. Widening his drive so he can get around, and park in different positions? He still can, he has much room, once he has passed the sign. Yorkborneinbse
  • Score: 36

2:25pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

“He claimed the council didn't have the budget to pay for it,” he said.

You can't make that one up, can you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“He claimed the council didn't have the budget to pay for it,” he said. You can't make that one up, can you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -30

2:27pm Sat 21 Jun 14

AnotherPointofView says...

The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one.

If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.
The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one. If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -28

3:39pm Sat 21 Jun 14

mitch2nd says...

I am sorry but if he cannot drive in and out of what is a long drive and park more to the left then he should not be driving on the road

The sign is not in the way and if he wants it moving because he is a poor driver than he should pay for it to be removed, why should council tax payers pay for his convenience, he is just being awkward as he just does not want a road sign outside his house, pathetic
I am sorry but if he cannot drive in and out of what is a long drive and park more to the left then he should not be driving on the road The sign is not in the way and if he wants it moving because he is a poor driver than he should pay for it to be removed, why should council tax payers pay for his convenience, he is just being awkward as he just does not want a road sign outside his house, pathetic mitch2nd
  • Score: 35

3:56pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Y.I.P. says...

Sorry fella you are in the wrong,on this occasion the council are right,get a grip man,a real non-story, YEP
Sorry fella you are in the wrong,on this occasion the council are right,get a grip man,a real non-story, YEP Y.I.P.
  • Score: 44

6:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

malonemalone says...

I absolutely 100% agree with the council ( it is a rare thing) Mr Shenton has too much time on his hands and should get himself a hobby......too much time on his hands it would seem
I absolutely 100% agree with the council ( it is a rare thing) Mr Shenton has too much time on his hands and should get himself a hobby......too much time on his hands it would seem malonemalone
  • Score: 27

7:56pm Sat 21 Jun 14

redoner says...

Mr Shenton, I will call in next week and do the work free of charge for you if it only involves removing the sign. It will take 10 mins with Stihl saw.
Mr Shenton, I will call in next week and do the work free of charge for you if it only involves removing the sign. It will take 10 mins with Stihl saw. redoner
  • Score: 0

8:06pm Sat 21 Jun 14

expubcrawler says...

Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way. expubcrawler
  • Score: -53

8:54pm Sat 21 Jun 14

david simpson1 says...

Sir, Just reverse on to your drive, and you have plenty of room to get out.
Then you can re-build the wall, and your property will look nice once
again.
Sir, Just reverse on to your drive, and you have plenty of room to get out. Then you can re-build the wall, and your property will look nice once again. david simpson1
  • Score: 17

9:02pm Sat 21 Jun 14

pedalling paul says...

All is revealed at http://www.york.gov.
uk/info/200266/pavem
ents/408/pavements/2
All is revealed at http://www.york.gov. uk/info/200266/pavem ents/408/pavements/2 pedalling paul
  • Score: 3

9:15pm Sat 21 Jun 14

PKH says...

Chip monk wrote:
Did he not notice the sign before? Typical OAP with to much time on there hands
The sign was up against his garden wall, he has removed the wall then expects the council to re-site the sign with no cost to him, the drive has been wide enough for the last 35 years or so, he has made himself look a right fool running to The Press.
[quote][p][bold]Chip monk[/bold] wrote: Did he not notice the sign before? Typical OAP with to much time on there hands[/p][/quote]The sign was up against his garden wall, he has removed the wall then expects the council to re-site the sign with no cost to him, the drive has been wide enough for the last 35 years or so, he has made himself look a right fool running to The Press. PKH
  • Score: 34

9:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

PKH says...

expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
No it is not the sign was behind his garden wall that he has removed, the drive has been wide enough for the last 35 years.if it is not wide enough for him it's about time he gave up driving.
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]No it is not the sign was behind his garden wall that he has removed, the drive has been wide enough for the last 35 years.if it is not wide enough for him it's about time he gave up driving. PKH
  • Score: 26

9:30pm Sat 21 Jun 14

expubcrawler says...

Mr. Shenton did not request, nor does he want or need a dropped curb extension.
Also, if you look at the 2nd photo prior to the removal of the wall, the sign is in front not behind the wall.
Mr. Shenton did not request, nor does he want or need a dropped curb extension. Also, if you look at the 2nd photo prior to the removal of the wall, the sign is in front not behind the wall. expubcrawler
  • Score: 4

11:03pm Sat 21 Jun 14

wallman says...

move it into the middle of his drive then he might have a complaint
move it into the middle of his drive then he might have a complaint wallman
  • Score: 12

11:08pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jake777 says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one.

If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.
you have a serious fetish for 20 mph signs , you should see a doctor.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one. If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.[/p][/quote]you have a serious fetish for 20 mph signs , you should see a doctor. jake777
  • Score: 2

11:12pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jake777 says...

expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby. jake777
  • Score: 11

11:16pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jake777 says...

expubcrawler wrote:
Mr. Shenton did not request, nor does he want or need a dropped curb extension.
Also, if you look at the 2nd photo prior to the removal of the wall, the sign is in front not behind the wall.
you talk a load of rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Mr. Shenton did not request, nor does he want or need a dropped curb extension. Also, if you look at the 2nd photo prior to the removal of the wall, the sign is in front not behind the wall.[/p][/quote]you talk a load of rubbish. jake777
  • Score: -5

1:55am Sun 22 Jun 14

expubcrawler says...

jake777 wrote:
expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.
So jake777. If I get a hobby will I stop talking a load of rubbish?
[quote][p][bold]jake777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.[/p][/quote]So jake777. If I get a hobby will I stop talking a load of rubbish? expubcrawler
  • Score: 2

8:03am Sun 22 Jun 14

pedalling paul says...

expubcrawler wrote:
jake777 wrote:
expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.
So jake777. If I get a hobby will I stop talking a load of rubbish?
Children......childr
en.....ssshh!
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jake777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.[/p][/quote]So jake777. If I get a hobby will I stop talking a load of rubbish?[/p][/quote]Children......childr en.....ssshh! pedalling paul
  • Score: 0

11:04am Sun 22 Jun 14

AnotherPointofView says...

jake777 wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one.

If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.
you have a serious fetish for 20 mph signs , you should see a doctor.
Your Mummy isn't doing a very good job is she? You should have been in bed hours ago.
[quote][p][bold]jake777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one. If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.[/p][/quote]you have a serious fetish for 20 mph signs , you should see a doctor.[/p][/quote]Your Mummy isn't doing a very good job is she? You should have been in bed hours ago. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 2

1:13pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Jonlogical says...

There is a simple answer here. Mr Shenton can pay for moving the sign if he is that fussy.
There is a simple answer here. Mr Shenton can pay for moving the sign if he is that fussy. Jonlogical
  • Score: 23

6:15pm Sun 22 Jun 14

bloodaxe says...

expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
The sign is only blocking the space which he created behind it. Besides, Rights of Way are a legal definition; your front drive is not a Right of Way, otherwise you'd have the world and her husband roaming all over front gardens. He has access to the road as he has always done.
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]The sign is only blocking the space which he created behind it. Besides, Rights of Way are a legal definition; your front drive is not a Right of Way, otherwise you'd have the world and her husband roaming all over front gardens. He has access to the road as he has always done. bloodaxe
  • Score: 20

7:58pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Cheeky face says...

If it was a telegraph pole/post or electric light pole he would be expected to pay from his own funds; and such jobs have the least priority. Someone needs to give him a quotation and an acceptance form/ and then ask him to sign it.

Lots of case law on this situation; but is it really a problem; and is it a newsworthy item?
If it was a telegraph pole/post or electric light pole he would be expected to pay from his own funds; and such jobs have the least priority. Someone needs to give him a quotation and an acceptance form/ and then ask him to sign it. Lots of case law on this situation; but is it really a problem; and is it a newsworthy item? Cheeky face
  • Score: 10

8:00pm Sun 22 Jun 14

malonemalone says...

expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
you have no clue..............hi
s 'right of way' as you call it only relates to where the kerb has been lowered.............
............it is not lowered at the sign locationn.......you need to check your facts before making yourself look silly on here
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]you have no clue..............hi s 'right of way' as you call it only relates to where the kerb has been lowered............. ............it is not lowered at the sign locationn.......you need to check your facts before making yourself look silly on here malonemalone
  • Score: 12

10:13pm Sun 22 Jun 14

baldiebiker says...

Just change the name of the street e.g. oak way? or why not have all the street names written verticaly then you would only need one post, ok it would have to be a bit longer ??????????????????
Just change the name of the street e.g. oak way? or why not have all the street names written verticaly then you would only need one post, ok it would have to be a bit longer ?????????????????? baldiebiker
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Sun 22 Jun 14

jake777 says...

expubcrawler wrote:
jake777 wrote:
expubcrawler wrote:
Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.
What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.
So jake777. If I get a hobby will I stop talking a load of rubbish?
no you wont because that's the type of person you are, the sign is not blocking his way at all, just because he chose to remove the wall behind it.
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jake777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Bottom line people. The Council is preventing Mr. Shenton from accessing his property that is behind the sign. Regardless of what he wants to use this for, the sign is blocking his right of way.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish, you need to get a hobby.[/p][/quote]So jake777. If I get a hobby will I stop talking a load of rubbish?[/p][/quote]no you wont because that's the type of person you are, the sign is not blocking his way at all, just because he chose to remove the wall behind it. jake777
  • Score: 6

10:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

jake777 says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
jake777 wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one.

If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.
you have a serious fetish for 20 mph signs , you should see a doctor.
Your Mummy isn't doing a very good job is she? You should have been in bed hours ago.
You sad person, get a life you little child.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jake777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: The council has plenty of money to waste for putting up "20" signs which are a complete waste of time and money, I'm sure they can find a few bob to move this one. If he was told it could be moved when first placed there, the council should honour their promise. The problem is, if this was just verbal, then Mr Shenton has little chance of proving this.[/p][/quote]you have a serious fetish for 20 mph signs , you should see a doctor.[/p][/quote]Your Mummy isn't doing a very good job is she? You should have been in bed hours ago.[/p][/quote]You sad person, get a life you little child. jake777
  • Score: 4

2:36am Mon 23 Jun 14

eeoodares says...

Aaargh rules rules rules... what does the rule say? looks like you knocked down the bit behind the sign. too late kid, who should pay for your wider drive, you or me? I suggest you! I want an airfield, zoo, aqua park and cemetery but I bought the house I bought, stop moaning and move on!
Aaargh rules rules rules... what does the rule say? looks like you knocked down the bit behind the sign. too late kid, who should pay for your wider drive, you or me? I suggest you! I want an airfield, zoo, aqua park and cemetery but I bought the house I bought, stop moaning and move on! eeoodares
  • Score: 13

7:08am Mon 23 Jun 14

mortandindi says...

go to B & Q, buy a cheap angle grinder and get it sorted no problem
go to B & Q, buy a cheap angle grinder and get it sorted no problem mortandindi
  • Score: -3

9:45am Mon 23 Jun 14

YorkPatrol says...

Roger Shenton you idiot..... get a grip
Roger Shenton you idiot..... get a grip YorkPatrol
  • Score: 12

10:02am Mon 23 Jun 14

zzz123 says...

I'm assuming the Press has permission to use Google Images????
I'm assuming the Press has permission to use Google Images???? zzz123
  • Score: 0

11:54am Mon 23 Jun 14

again says...

This guy has failed to do what everyone else does and tell the council what he wants to do before he does it.

Now he is wasting everyone's time and our council taxes trying to short-circuit the procedures!

"Mr Shenton claimed that when the sign was first installed and he raised concerns about its positioning, he was told it could be removed later if it ever proved inconvenient."

Sensible people would have got that in writing. If he hasn't he might as well have got it from the workman mixing the concrete.. Mebbe he did?
This guy has failed to do what everyone else does and tell the council what he wants to do before he does it. Now he is wasting everyone's time and our council taxes trying to short-circuit the procedures! "Mr Shenton claimed that when the sign was first installed and he raised concerns about its positioning, he was told it could be removed later if it ever proved inconvenient." Sensible people would have got that in writing. If he hasn't he might as well have got it from the workman mixing the concrete.. Mebbe he did? again
  • Score: 11

1:20pm Tue 24 Jun 14

yorkie71 says...

errm the sign hasn't been moved its always been there, before his drive was changed - whats the problem ? not the Councils issue but his
errm the sign hasn't been moved its always been there, before his drive was changed - whats the problem ? not the Councils issue but his yorkie71
  • Score: 10

3:39pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bolero says...

Chip monk wrote:
Did he not notice the sign before? Typical OAP with to much time on there hands
What will you do with your time when the time comes I wonder? However, this is a non story if ever there was one.
[quote][p][bold]Chip monk[/bold] wrote: Did he not notice the sign before? Typical OAP with to much time on there hands[/p][/quote]What will you do with your time when the time comes I wonder? However, this is a non story if ever there was one. bolero
  • Score: 2

10:01am Mon 14 Jul 14

the original Homer says...

again wrote:
This guy has failed to do what everyone else does and tell the council what he wants to do before he does it.

Now he is wasting everyone's time and our council taxes trying to short-circuit the procedures!

"Mr Shenton claimed that when the sign was first installed and he raised concerns about its positioning, he was told it could be removed later if it ever proved inconvenient."

Sensible people would have got that in writing. If he hasn't he might as well have got it from the workman mixing the concrete.. Mebbe he did?
He didn't need to get it in writing, as no-one has denied him being told it could be moved and it still can be moved.

His gripe is that he thinks somebody else should pay for it doing, whereas the rest off the world can all plainly see that he should pay.

Anyone with common sense would have checked about the sign before having the wall removed. He would have found out he had to pay for the sign moving and could have had all the work done as one job.

The cost of removing the sign might be prohibitive (as he'd have to use an approved contractor) so he might still decide to leave it where it is. If he does that, then it shows how daft he was to have the wall removed..

I'd have had the drive widened, but left the wall and sign as it was. Plenty of room to drive through the opening as it was and then position his car once he's on his own property.
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: This guy has failed to do what everyone else does and tell the council what he wants to do before he does it. Now he is wasting everyone's time and our council taxes trying to short-circuit the procedures! "Mr Shenton claimed that when the sign was first installed and he raised concerns about its positioning, he was told it could be removed later if it ever proved inconvenient." Sensible people would have got that in writing. If he hasn't he might as well have got it from the workman mixing the concrete.. Mebbe he did?[/p][/quote]He didn't need to get it in writing, as no-one has denied him being told it could be moved and it still can be moved. His gripe is that he thinks somebody else should pay for it doing, whereas the rest off the world can all plainly see that he should pay. Anyone with common sense would have checked about the sign before having the wall removed. He would have found out he had to pay for the sign moving and could have had all the work done as one job. The cost of removing the sign might be prohibitive (as he'd have to use an approved contractor) so he might still decide to leave it where it is. If he does that, then it shows how daft he was to have the wall removed.. I'd have had the drive widened, but left the wall and sign as it was. Plenty of room to drive through the opening as it was and then position his car once he's on his own property. the original Homer
  • Score: 0

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