Homeowner locked in £15k court battle with ‘bullying’ council after painting front of his house GREY – Daily Mail

House-proprietor, 32, is locked in £15,000 courtroom battle with ‘bullying’ council for painting the entrance of his home Grey

  • Aneel Zafar has accused Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council of bullying over authorized battle
  • The 32-yr-previous purchased The home in 2014 unconscious it was in a conservation space
  • Mr Zafar hadvert home windows fitted and painted home prompting enforcement movement 







A home-proprietor has accused a council of ‘bullying’ – after being taken to courtroom in a £15,000 authorized battle for placing in uPVC home windows and painting the entrance of his home grey.

Aneel Zafar has been locked in a dispute with Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council ever since placing in the grey home windows 4 yrs in the past.

It has seen him take his authorized wrestle to the Extreme Court, run up a invoice of Greater than £15,000, and this week Discover your self earlier than North Staffordshire Justice Centre for a second time.

Now Aneel Continues to be refusing To tradverte his home windows and repaint the property and is taking his case to the Planning Inspectorate.

The dispute has damaged out as a Outcome of Aneel’s home – on Victoria Park Roadvert, in Tunstall – is in a conservation space and has To fulfill sure planning guidelines.

Following this week’s case, Aneel said: ‘As quickly as I purchased The home in 2014 I used to be not conscious it was in a conservation space. I used to be not conscious that I used to be not allowed To vary my home windows.

Aneel Zafar (pictured above in entrance of his home in Stoke-on-Trent) has been locked in a dispute with Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council ever since placing in the grey home windows 4 yrs in the past

Aneel Zafar plans to proceed to wrestle Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council Since the authority has prosecuted him for placing in UPVC home windows at his home in Victoria Park Roadvert, Tunstall

‘I hadvert the uPVC home windows fitted in 2018. I Did not assume I used to be doing somefactor incorrect. However the council prosecuted me.

‘As quickly as I hadvert my home windows modified the council said it despatched me a letter saying I hadvert three months to attrmovement. I Did not acquire that letter.

‘After the three months the attrmovement course of hadvert gone. The council acquired here again and said it was going to take me to courtroom.’

Aneel says he splashed out round £20,000 on his uPVC home windows. He says that Greater than two-thirds of the properties On The roadvert have uPVC home windows.

He advertded: ‘My previous picket home windows hadvert holes in them. They have been smashed. Air was getting Inside the home.

‘The council has been bullying people for yrs into spending Tons money on picket home windows. The council is having fun with hardball for no set off.

‘This has been Occurring for 4 yrs. All I would like is to get it in entrance of the Planning Inspectorate.

‘If I hadvert acknowledged that I used to be not meant to get my home windows modified then I might not have modified them. The council has money to ship me to courtroom however not acquired The money to spend on The The rest of Stoke-on-Trent.

Mr Zafar says He’ll take his case to the Planning Inspectorate And Will not Hand over his wrestle

‘A pair of of my neighbours hadvert uPVC home windows. I simply thought go for it And that i Did not Want to have planning permission for it.

‘Till I do one factor about it I am going to be prosecuted Many occasions and Once again.

In 2020, Aneel was dragged earlier than the magistrates the place he demanded council officers produce the Article 4 doc which proves The roadvert has conservation standing. 

He advertded: ‘I went to courtroom in 2020 and tprevious the council To current the Article 4 doc and the conservation space docation.

‘They said That they hadvert misplaced it. I am contesting the conservation space standing. I think about it was by no means put in place correctly.’

‘I am going to take it to the Planning Inspectorate. I am not going To current in. The council wants me To place picket home windows – It is on An affect journey.’

Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council said it was unable to remark Predespatchedly.