Man left baffled after council builds 10ft fence across his driveway

They even asked for feedback on their work

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Credits: Hull Daily Mail WS

A dad-of-two has been left fuming after council workers built a 10ft fence across across his driveway - then asked for feedback on their work.

Mike Scott said the blunder has prevented him from parking his car in his driveway for three months.

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Mike, who moved in to a council-owned home in March, asked Hull City Council to build the fence after noticing his garden was exposed to the surroundings.

However, he was left shocked when builders arrived at his home in May and erected a fence with no gates across his garden - making it impossible for him to park the black Audi on the driveway.

The 51-year-old bus driver told the Hull Daily Mail : "They put the right type of fence up but with no gates to the driveway, leaving enough room to park in front of the fence but without being able to close the small gates on the perimeter fence.

Credits: Hull Daily Mail WS

Mike moved into the council-owned home in March

Credits: Hull Daily Mail WS

He asked Hull City Council to build the fence after noticing his garden was exposed to the surroundings

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"I'm having to park my car on the street and it's left my vehicle more exposed than before when it was on the driveway."

Hull City Council has since agreed that there was an error with the fence that was put in place three months ago.

However, Mr Scott, who lives at the property in west Hull, with his partner and two children, has criticised the authority for failing to communicate properly with the contractors and for allegedly not informing him of when the work would take place.

He said: "I've spoken to someone in the housing office and they brought a surveyor round who told me to fill in a form so I could give my feedback on how good the work was.

Credits: Hull Daily Mail WS

Mike later discovered that they have installed a solid fence with no gate, cutting off his driveway and leaving his car exposed

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"A bit of communication wouldn't have gone amiss. If I'd have known what they were planning to do I could have found out the reason and maybe met them halfway - even if I had to put a bit of money in myself.

"Also it was a good job I was there the morning they decided to come round because no one told me they would be there. They just started digging away and I said 'why are you blocking my driveway off?'

"It's pure lack of communication and once I raised the issue it was kicked around the cul-de-sac and went nowhere after that."

A spokeswoman for Hull City Council has reassured Mr Scott that a new fence - with appropriate gates so that he can park his car in the driveway - will be installed as soon as possible.

She said: "We are aware of the error with the new fence. We will be replacing the fence panel with gates as soon as possible."

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