I’m being taken to court by ‘bully’ council for painting my house grey & putting in new windows – I won’t b… – The Sun

A house-proprietor was taken to courtroom by his “bully” council for painting his house grey and placing in plastic window frames.

Aneel Zafar has been locked in a 4-yr dispute with officers over his property makeover, and has spent £15,000 Inside The tactic, however he has vowed to by no means again down.


Aneel Zafar was hauled to courtroom for painting his house grey and becoming uPVC house windowsCredit rating: BPM


The 32-yr-previous has been locked in a 4-yr battle Collectively with his native authorityCredit rating: BPM

The 32-yr-previous has already fought his native authority at North Staffordshire Justice Centre and even the Extreme Court.

But Aneel, from Stoke-on-Trent, Continues to be refusing To commerce his uPVC house windows or repaint his house and is taking his case to the Planning Inspectorate.

He said: “They’ve been making an try to bully me. Till I do one factor about it I am going to be prosecuted Many occasions and as quickly as extra.

“But I am not going To current in. The council wants me To place in picket house windows – It is on An affect journey.”

Aneel purchased his house on Victoria Park Road in Tunstall in 2014 and splashed £20,000 on having The mannequin new house windows fitted 4 yrs later.

But he was unaware that in 2007, The world was given “conservation” standing To shield its “rich historic previous and character”.

It means permission Want to be granted for any constructing work, together with the set up Of latest house windows.

As a Outcome of Aneel Did not use, he confronted movement from the council.

He said: “My previous picket house windows had holes Inside them and air was Getting into The house.

“I Did not assume I used to be doing somefactor incorrect in changing them as 75 per cent of my road has uPVC house windows. However the council prosecuted me.

“Once I had my house windows modified, the council said it despatched me a letter saying I had three months to attrmovement. I Did not acquire that letter.

“After the three months, the attrmovement interval had gone.

“Then I started receiving enforcement letters threatening to take me to courtroom.”

In 2020, Aneel was hauled earlier than magistrates the place his solicitor requested officers To current the Article 4 doc Which currents his space conservation standing.

He claims he was tprevious the council had “misplaced it”.

“I am now contesting The complete conservation space standing and Article 4 as I think about it was by no means put in place correctly,” he added.

“I really feel the council has made An monumental mistake.”

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