Posted by: nedpelger | May 8, 2009

The Beauty of Saying It with Construction

A town councillor in Wales, Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the land below his house and built a new home. The new home was 18 inches higher than the planning dept had approved, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the local authority to make sure they enforced the roof line height.

The new neighbor had to drop the roof height, at great expense. Recently, Mark Easton called the planning dept, and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his new property. Mark didn’t like the look of these vents and asked the planning dept to investigate.

When they went to Mark’s home to see what the vents looked like, this is what they found…


The Local Authority said the vents can stay since there is no planning law referring to shutter design.

I’m told this is a true story, though I haven’t verified. Seems crazy enough to be true to me. Remember to play nice.



  1. Oh, it’s true. It happened north of Provo, Utah.

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