Mum furious as 19ft shipping container appears in neighbours garden – ‘not a conservatory’


A mum-of-four, who lives with two of her children, has complained to the council after a large metal shipping container was placed into her neighbours garden 18 months ago. Despite complaining to the council, the resident claimed that the council are just “not interested”.

According to the resident, her neighbour had told her that he was getting a conservatory.

She said: “He told me he was getting a conservatory, and then that appeared, and I said ‘well that’s not a conservatory, is it?’

“He took our fence down to get it in and when he put it back up, he took about an extra foot-and-a-half from my garden.

“He’s forever climbing on top of it so I have to keep the curtains shut so he can’t look in.”

The mum also explained that it blocks out all of the light into her home.

She added: “He also stores wood and metal on top, which is not strapped down, and I have kids and animals that use the garden, so it’s not safe.”

The container appeared 18 months ago after the neighbour had it craned over the rooftops.

However, despite the mum claiming she had not heard from the cancel, the council insists they are trying to help.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Hull City Council, said: “Following a service request from the resident in July 2020, investigations were undertaken regarding the smoke and also planning controls relating to the container.

“Upon confirming the results in October 2020, the council made several attempts to contact the resident, however calls and letters were left unanswered.

“The most recent service request last week is awaiting further information from the resident.

“Although further attempts will be made to obtain the information we need, our ability to respond to requests for service is very dependent on a good level of communication from all involved.”


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