Im thinking of taking a civil action for nuisance against a neighbour. Together with a local farmer they falsely obtained planning permission 13 years ago to build a massive barn.
Farmer with penchant for building unneccessary barn built one opposite me in 1998, very small at initial construction and well screened. Not used for years. Then massive works started, complained to council all permissive under GPDO in 2005 we discovered the barn was used by the neighbour in front of me. We have complained excessively over the years about the traffic noise and lights and other businesses being run from here. The council investigate and "find nothing".
We recently discovered through land registry notes. The small plot of land ( about 2 acres) had been sold , THEN the farm applied for a barn to serve his farm.
Recently to justify keeping an extension to the massive construction. The farmer has written a letter confirming they built the barn for my neighbour in 1998.
So it confirms the farmer submitted an application under GPDO knowing that he no longer owned the land and built the nar for the use of the neighbour.
Furthermore in a planning inquiry in 2006 the farm had left this barnj off his application when queried he said his father still owned it " again this was false information.
There is no way , had the neighbour just bought the plot of land, that planning permission would have been granted for a barn that size and all the subsequent developments around it.
There is a letter in the land registry from the neighbours solicitor asking if the house and now this plot of land can be integrated into one title deed