Couple devastated by council decision to convert £10,000 dream garden BACK to wasteland
A COUPLE who spent £10,00 transforming wasteland into their dream garden have been told they have to convert it back.
Glyn and Katie Garbett, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, spent £10,000 clearing rubble and doing up the 78sqm strip after buying the land over a year ago – only to be told it is green belt.
The couple bought the patch to grow vegetables and create a play area for daughters Daisy, nine, and Molly, seven, and claim the fact it was green belt land wasn’t brought to their attention.
Instead, they claim they were told to adhere to certain conditions such as building a fence within a certain period of time – but they’ve since been told they have to take the fence down.
They have branded the farce “pathetic” as no one looks onto the land, and claim it is in far better condition now than it was before.
Family who spent £10,000 converting wasteland into their dream garden are told to let it become overgrown again because it was greenbelt land
- Glyn and Katie Garbett cleared rubble and transformed 840 sq ft strip
- Bought patch to grow vegetables and create play area for daughters
- But couple from Rotherham were then told that area is green belt land
- Council says Garbetts didn’t demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’
A couple who spent £10,000 transforming wasteland into their dream garden have been told they have to convert it back.
Glyn, 45, and Katie Garbett, 38, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, cleared rubble and dramatically improved the 840 sq ft strip after buying the land over a year ago.
But the couple, who bought the patch to grow vegetables and create a play area for daughters Daisy, nine, and Molly, seven, were then told that it is green belt land.
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