Neighbour wanting a front extension, not pleased.

Neighbour wanting a front extension, not pleased.

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Equus

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
dickymint said:
redcard Unless you know their financial circumstances? For all we know that's their life savings going into something to improve their lot. Sorry but your post is well out of order.
Having been their neighbour for 4 years we could cite endless other examples, it is a fact.
He's living in a mid-terrace in Mansfield. For most people that would be fair evidence that he's not oozing money.

You've already told us that you're living in such a property, despite the fact that it is well below your means, because you want to be mortgage free by the age of 40, or whatever it was. That's your decision, but you have no right to impose the expectations that arise from your level of disposable income upon your neighbours.

I really am very glad that I don't live next door to you - you'd be absolutely horrified by the current state of my garden, for a start.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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Equus said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
dickymint said:
redcard Unless you know their financial circumstances? For all we know that's their life savings going into something to improve their lot. Sorry but your post is well out of order.
Having been their neighbour for 4 years we could cite endless other examples, it is a fact.
He's living in a mid-terrace in Mansfield. For most people that would be fair evidence that he's not oozing money.

You've already told us that you're living in such a property, despite the fact that it is well below your means, because you want to be mortgage free by the age of 40, or whatever it was. That's your decision, but you have no right to impose the expectations that arise from your level of disposable income upon your neighbours.

I really am very glad that I don't live next door to you - you'd be absolutely horrified by the current state of my garden, for a start.
We're not in Mansfield, that's a good 6 miles away. We're nearer Sherwood Forest, if you know the local geography. What they do with their house is their business, but when it effects us we will speak up. Since the plans have gone up other PH'ers have pretty much universally stated that it looks st, and that they too would be unhappy.

And if your garden's a state we too are glad we're not next door to it. In fairness, at least they keep their 'garden' (essentially a front yard) presentable and tasteful.

Equus

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
We're not in Mansfield, that's a good 6 miles away. We're nearer Sherwood Forest...
That statement kind of says it all.

Hyacinth Bouquet, much? rofl


..but never mind the garden: think of the social advantages of being able to brag about your neighbour 'the well-known architect', rofl

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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Equus said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
We're not in Mansfield, that's a good 6 miles away. We're nearer Sherwood Forest...
That statement kind of says it all.

Hyacinth Bouquet, much? rofl
Not at all. I wouldn't want anyone being under the misapprehension that we live in Mansfield. It's a dump. If you lived in Windsor would you like people to believe you live in Slough, after all, they're neighbours too.

FiF

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Equus said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
We're not in Mansfield, that's a good 6 miles away. We're nearer Sherwood Forest...
That statement kind of says it all.

Hyacinth Bouquet, much? rofl
Lol, Harsh but fair. Soz op.
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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FiF said:
Equus said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
We're not in Mansfield, that's a good 6 miles away. We're nearer Sherwood Forest...
That statement kind of says it all.

Hyacinth Bouquet, much? rofl
Lol, Harsh but fair. Soz op.
If I were going for snob points I'd be bleating on about how I'm from Southwell (which I am) referred to as the jewel of Nottinghamshire.

I'm glad we're here not there though, as in The Well our house would likely be £260K, with a mortgage to match.

The nearest EG's currently on the market -
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...

FiF

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Stop digging.

PositronicRay

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
FiF said:
Equus said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
We're not in Mansfield, that's a good 6 miles away. We're nearer Sherwood Forest...
That statement kind of says it all.

Hyacinth Bouquet, much? rofl
Lol, Harsh but fair. Soz op.
If I were going for snob points I'd be bleating on about how I'm from Southwell, referred to as the jewel of Nottinghamshire.

I'm glad we're here not there though, as in The Well our house would likely be £260K, with a mortgage to match.

The nearest EG's currently on the market -
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
Nice to see traditional floor plans without those new fangled metric measurements.

Equus

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Not at all. I wouldn't want anyone being under the misapprehension that we live in Mansfield. It's a dump. If you lived in Windsor would you like people to believe you live in Slough, after all, they're neighbours too.
Windsor, eh? Next door to the Queen, you mean? Yes, I can see how that would appeal to you as an analogy! rofl

Well, that would work if Mansfield was the shabby neighbour to somewhere nice. Looking at Google Maps, you seem to be about equidistant from Mansfield, Worksop and Chesterfield, so take your pick... they're all stholes.

I was born and raised 'about 6 miles' from Leeds (actually, it was about 7.5.. the extra mile and a half would make all the difference to you, no doubt).

I could argue that it was 'in the Aire Valley', or 'nearer to the Ancient Kingdom of Elmet than to Leeds', if I were a desperately grasping social climber, but strangely I've never seen the need to say anything other than 'Leeds' whenever I am asked where I came from originally.

mgtony

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
dickymint said:
redcard Unless you know their financial circumstances? For all we know that's their life savings going into something to improve their lot. Sorry but your post is well out of order.
Having been their neighbour for 4 years we could cite endless other examples, it is a fact.
I suppose facts and slagging people off can still go together.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Anything I've said about the neighbour is factual and I can't recall slagging him off, further than stating we feel he's a bit selfish about how he's going about it.

Equus

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
....the jewel of Nottinghamshire.
rofl

Oh my! This morning is turning out to be an unexpected treasure in terms of entertainment value!

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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Equus said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Not at all. I wouldn't want anyone being under the misapprehension that we live in Mansfield. It's a dump. If you lived in Windsor would you like people to believe you live in Slough, after all, they're neighbours too.
Windsor, eh? Next door to the Queen, you mean? Yes, I can see how that would appeal to you as an analogy! rofl

Well, that would work if Mansfield was the shabby neighbour to somewhere nice. Looking at Google Maps, you seem to be about equidistant from Mansfield, Worksop and Chesterfield, so take your pick... they're all stholes.

I was born and raised 'about 6 miles' from Leeds (actually, it was about 7.5.. the extra mile and a half would make all the difference to you, no doubt).

I could argue that it was 'in the Aire Valley', or 'nearer to the Ancient Kingdom of Elmet than to Leeds', if I were a desperately grasping social climber, but strangely I've never seen the need to say anything other than 'Leeds' whenever I am asked where I came from originally.
If anyone asks, who's not from around here, I usually state 'I'm from Notts'. If someone is local I normally state we're in a small village about half way between Mansfield and Chesterfield. I wouldn't state I'm from Mansfield, as, well, I'm not.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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mgtony said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
dickymint said:
redcard Unless you know their financial circumstances? For all we know that's their life savings going into something to improve their lot. Sorry but your post is well out of order.
Having been their neighbour for 4 years we could cite endless other examples, it is a fact.
I suppose facts and slagging people off can still go together.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Anything I've said about the neighbour is factual and I can't recall slagging him off, further than stating we feel he's a bit selfish about how he's going about it.
I'm not sure that calling someone tight is slagging off TBH. I know individuals both rich and poor, some of who are close friends, who are tight AF. I'd say the same to their face.

Shnozz

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Comedy gold. In so many ways.

Equus

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The possibilities for writing a public consultee comment in favour of the application are almost endless.

Must resist....

PositronicRay

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Almost 30 pages now, on a porch thread. cool

mgtony

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PositronicRay said:
Almost 30 pages now, on a porch thread. cool
And not one brick slip has been laid yet! biggrin

At least moving it away from the boundary line gives him room to put in the soil stack. hehe

Equus

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mgtony said:
At least moving it away from the boundary line gives him room to put in the soil stack. hehe
And of course there's no need to show the outlet from the WC extract fan on the Planning drawings, which will be at about face level on that side of the porch... or at least it would be if I were designing it. biggrin

MYOB

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Equus said:
The possibilities for writing a public consultee comment in favour of the application are almost endless.

Must resist....
And you know how they would treat your response wink

shady lee

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Well that escalated quickly......
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