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Furious Bulwell homeowners ‘want to move’ after neighbour’s ‘nightmare’ extension

A couple have been left furious and ‘wanting to move’ after their neighbour’s ‘nightmare’ extension.

Rod Pearson, 56, and his wife Alison Pearson, 46, have lived at their home in Armstrong Road, Bulwell, for four years.

But said they were now considering wanting to move due to a ‘nightmare’ neighbouring extension.

Since work started in July on a loft extension and orangery next door, Mr and Mrs Pearson said the project had blocked the light into their garden.

Fearing opening their windows because of dust, the couple claim the construction has made a ‘mess’ of the area.

Mr Pearson said: “It’s been a nightmare for months now between the extension itself and the mess of it being built.

“It’s ridiculous, it is like a whole new bungalow sat on top of the roof above our two houses. And the orangery that they’ve built is more like a double garage.

“We used to get sun all day in the garden and we’d sit out there with family, now the garden will be knackered in summer.

“The orange panelling is not in keeping at all with the rest of the houses here, either – it doesn’t look right at all.

“My wife can’t even open any windows because of all the dust flying everywhere from it.

“We are now on about moving house, it’s driven us that mad.”



The new view of the orangery roof from a bedroom in the home of Mr and Mrs Pearson.
The new view of the orangery roof from a bedroom in the home of Mr and Mrs Pearson.

Mr Pearson, who works in construction himself, said he was worried about the height of the project.

He added he and his wife hadn’t been speaking to their neighbour in light of the situation.

Mr Pearson added: “I have no idea when it’s going to be finished. I just hope it doesn’t bring our house price down – I would love to know how they keep getting plans approved.”

Mrs Pearson said: “I have already looked at moving but we shouldn’t have to move because of what other people are doing.

“The reason for moving to this house in the first place was for the lovely garden and we socialise a lot there with our family and all that sunlight we used to have in it is all gone.

“But nobody seems to get that concern really so it’s gone ahead.”

Mr Pearson claimed that workers constructing the orangery had made a mess and created “unreal noise”.

“The noise is unreal and it has made a real mess, all the people around here are sick of it,” he added.

When Nottinghamshire Live contacted Mr Pearson’s neighbour they declined to comment.

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