Essex luxury flats empty in row over strip of land

Sarah Coles
Nirvana and the land
Nirvana and the land

A block of new luxury flats in Westcliffe-on-Sea in Essex has been standing empty for nine months, in a row over a strip of land only 6 inches wide. Anyone moving into the block, which has been named Nirvana, would have to drive over the strip of land to get to the car park - which has been forbidden.

It's a strange example of a peculiar approach known as a 'ransom strip.'