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The land they intend to put the bottle bank on does belong to them. It is currently a strip of land with some grass which is about a two meters higher than they pine end wall of my house. They will have to level the land and also put hard standing down to accommodate the bottle bank. I have written a letter of complaint to the community council explaining how I feel about the matter and also asked if they could do a structural report as to how the extra weight could affect my property; neither of these has been acknowledged. The bottle bank is only a 100m away from my property and it is very noisy day and night, so to bring it any closer will be very upsetting for us.
You can do several things:
1) Complain to your Councillor - he is elected and is there do represent the ward.
2) Complain to the Council - they have a Chief Officer and once you write they need to investigate the complaint. The Council will consider their position and provide a response
3) Ombudsman - once you have the Council's response you can complain to the Ombudsman. They offer a free and independent service, but you can't complain to them until you have had a final response. Their website is: www.lgo.org.uk
4) Judicial Review - once you have been through the above steps, you can ask a High Court Judge to review the decision who will see if it is legal and reasonable. A Judge can affirm the decision or remit it back for further consideration
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