We live in terrace of 4 houses. We are number 2 of the four.
6 Years ago we built a kitchen extension with all the correct planning procedures etc. Last year we had a letter out of the blue from our immediate neighbour (3) saying that she didn't consent to the extension being built. this was followed by several phone calls from a builder on her behalf questioning the validity of our build.
My wife works from home and last year we had a home studio built at the bottom of our garden. The studio comes within all planning regulations and does not need planning permission.
This is when the complaints started. First complaint from 3 supported by 4 - light pollution from the studio. Second complaint, a visit from the police after a complaint from 3 supported by 4...my son kicked his ball into her garden. Third complaint noisy children in the garden 3 supported by 4. Another visit from the police - a complaint from 3 supported by 4...my son fired an arrow with a sucker on the end into number 3's garden. Today a visit from the council saying that number 4 supported by 3 has complained that my studio has not had planning permission.
Both the police and council have said we have done absolutely nothing wrong. I should add that on the day our neighbours on the other side (1) moved in they were called into meeting held by 3 and 4 and told how awful we are. Our neighbours (1) have told us this and also that they have NO complaints against us what so ever.
My wife is very distressed to have the people at 3 and 4 seemingly ganging up on us as we have never had ANY dispute with them.
My wife writes and illustrates children's books and I am a music teacher.
I hope all this makes some sense. Where can we go for help?
We want to be left alone....but how do we achieve this?