One Incendiary landlord has claimed that his local council ordered him to tear down the new wall after allowing him to build it.
Graham Tomlinson, 49, was told he had to remove the “unauthorized” boundary at his home in Warrington, Cheshire.
Warrington County Council said he did not have a planning permit for the structure.
But Graham insists he only brought it up after council approval.
He told The Sun Online: “The council demolished half of the wall that was originally there to repair the bridge because of the flooding.
“This is their business.
“I erected it because of the flood. The council was pleased with it.”
Graham now plans to appeal the board’s enforcement notice and is even considering taking legal action on the dispute.
He added that he doesn’t know why that would be an issue as he has a “good relationship” with his neighbours, and as far as he knows, none of them have complained about the photo. wall.
One such neighbor, who did not wish to be named, supported him.
They told The Sun Online: “It’s not even a point worth mentioning. It’s certainly not an eyesore.
“Actually, most [neighbours] fully support [of the wall] because it helped when a nearby stream flooded.
“Graham is a lovely man and has a good relationship with his neighbors. We are very confused.”
Locals speculated that a passerby complained to the council as they might have felt the wall did not match Graham’s house, which dates back to 1754 and is already listed.
Warrington Borough Council has been contacted for comment.