Stange one - hoping some legal brain could give an opinion.
I live in a rural area, down a laneway. When planning was originally given, the builder (landowner) signed a document with the council to agree that no further development would be undertaken for 150 linear metres & 5 acres. - Baiscally the balance of his land.
Knowing this and liking the uninterrupted views we had of the countryside from our property we purchased the property.
Recently he has commenced work on bulding a large number (50) of allotments which in themselves are of no harm, but the associated carpark, picnic area, toilets & tool stores are an eysore, will create noise and add dramatically to traffic on a narrow single line lane.
The works are currently under a Unauthorised Devolpment notice by the local county coincil, but he has continued to proceed with the development.
What options are open to me -
Is any of the following possible?
Court order to stop development & re-instate.
Order to re-purchase the home for the purchase price. (purchased in 2004 so current price is probably same as original price)
Compensation for loss in value .due to carpark & other development being next to property