A HOME OWNER is stuck with a vintage post box in the middle of his driveway – after spending thousands on building work.
The unnamed resident paid to widen the driveway and had a set of gates installed next to an old, red pillar post box.
A homeowner in Moseley, Birmingham, has been left with a vintage red post box in the middle of their driveway[/caption]
The homeowner, who has declined to be named, has applied to Royal Mail to get the post box relocated.
But the work has made the distinctive 100-year-old postbox stick out like a sore thumb and attracted criticism from local residents.
The red pillar has been sited on a newly-laid block paving at the corner of Oxford Road and School Road, Moseley, Birmingham.
Local councillors have received complaints about the work and are investigating whether it meets planning regulations.
Moseley councillor Kerry Jenkins confirmed to BirminghamLive that planning officers had visited the house to discuss the works.
She said: “The residents of Moseley are passionate about their neighbourhood. They love the characteristics, the vibe and do not want to see it ruined.
“I’m aware that planning enforcement are dealing with the issue.”
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Jenkins said that there would be a “huge cost” for the post box to be removed.
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Alleged unauthorised works have recently been brought to our attention which are currently subject to an enforcement investigation.
“Discussions are taking place between council officers and the home owner in an attempt to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion.”
The unnamed resident paid to widen the driveway and had a set of gates installed next to the post box[/caption]
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