Don’t you just love hearing stories about ingenuity and people coming up with clever ideas?
I know I do!
And a guy shared a story on Reddit about how he got around the rules of his local planning commission in a very interesting way…let’s take a look.
Planning permission you say?
“Behind my house there’s an area reserved for garages. Plans were drawn in 1968, and only 3 of the 18 allocated plots have a garage built. The remaining have a cement base and we park there.
As spaces are narrow (2.4m wall to wall), and brick garages are expensive, I though of having a pre built one installed for a quarter of the cost.
Someone on the same street saw me take measures and asked me if I was putting a garage up. Said yes, to which they replied if I had gotten planning permission. Confused I said no, don’t think I need (it turns out I do). To which he replied that he would then call them after I have the garage installed.
After looking into it and confirming I do need to apply for planning permission (at an extra cost) I was a bit annoyed. All I wanted was a place to use a storage, and here’s this guy being kind of passive aggressive with his comments (the reason is actually he wants to buy some of the plots near mine but no one wants to sell them to him).
I can be very petty. So I bought a rundown Luton van and had it parked there. Sorn and using as storage. No planning permission required :).”
Here’s how folks on Reddit responded to the story.
This person gave some good advice about how to keep this baby running. You don’t want all that hard work to go to waste, do you?
Another person said they had a neighbor who did the same thing and the vehicle has been there for quite some time now…
Another Reddit user suggested an alternative that might really get the folks on the planning commission all hot and bothered.
And finally, this person was nice enough to clear up some of the lingo that the person used in their post, so we can all be clear about the whole situation. Thanks for that!
Have you seen any interesting stories online lately that really caught your attention?
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