Builders want to force me to move my car from a parking space I own outside my home… they won’t get away with it

A FURIOUS man claims builders want to force him to move his car from a parking space he owns outside his home.

Paul Phillips, from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, is fuming after developer Ashford Homes told him it has “rights of way” to move his parking space.

The controversial parking spaces in Trowbridge


The controversial parking spaces in TrowbridgeCredit: google maps

Wiltshire Times reports that he wrote to his local council begging it to intervene.

He wrote: “I have received a letter giving less than 48 hours’ notice from Ashford Homes of a required response following their claimed (we have had only 1 meeting) ‘lengthy discussions’.

“They have also stated they reserve the right to claim damages if I obstruct their right of way by parking in my parking space, which is on my deeds.

“Their stance has been perceived as inflammatory and non-cooperative throughout this process.

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“I don’t even have the right to sign over the green land, or change the topography as it is part of Court Mills Management Company.

“They know this and have not even engaged with other residents that have parking spaces on their deeds that will have to be moved.”

The developer is converting the Grade II* listed Courtfield House into flat and building 16 homes behind it.

It plans to also widen the current single carriageway to give future residents wider access – swallowing up Paul’s parking space.

Company director Tom Phillips said: “Ashford Homes purchased Courtfield House with unequivocal legal access rights over the shared road to Court Mills – which was subsequently acquired by another developer to convert to residential properties.

“The Court Mills developer commissioned an independent survey of the shared access which very clearly concluded that the new parking bays obstructed our legal right of way.

“A revised shared access was approved to ensure the minimum possible impact on the new parking bays, resulting in the need to relocate two of the spaces by just under 1m to allow the creation of a passing bay.

“We have engaged in correspondence and met with the residents of Court Mills over the past two years to in an attempt to explain and resolve the issue.

“We have been left with no choice but commence proceedings to reinstate our lawful right of way – which has been compromised through no fault of our own.”

It comes after fuming residents said second home owners are ruining their seaside town – with no space left for them to park.


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