Seaview Blockers


Our sea views now, reading from left to right; up the coast . . .

. . . straight out . . .

. . . and out to the right. I ask you, with tears dripping from my baby-blue eyes, how that monster has been allowed when there are supposed to be strict building restrictions? It seems to have stretched to about 4 storeys and covered most of the plot since I last reported. The immediate neighbours are furious, but their squeals fall upon deaf ears. Bribery? Corruption? Apathy? Who can say. I am going to need to prune the tops of those trees on the left rather heavily to restore some sort of splashy outlook.

© June 2019 Colonialist
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26 Responses to Seaview Blockers

  1. Could almost be Sydney, happens so often here, what you’ve been dudded with;

    I look at your views I can see why, those pictures could be anywhere on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, uncanny

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  2. That building itself seems to be glaring defiantly at you.
    Probably not the new neighbors you will invite over for barbecue.
    (Enjoyed the pictures – Although you have hills and we are so flat, we have some similar plants. Lost a palm like the one in the second picture- it finally gave up after months of struggling from frost winter before last. Love those long palm fingers waving in the wind.)

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    • colonialist says:

      I would love to respond to the house glare with a bazooka. Palms in Durban can relax on the frost front. It simply doesn’t happen here. Actually, I hope that one doesn’t get too enthusiastic and take out even more seaview,

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  3. Widdershins says:

    I think a few palms were greased. 😦

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  4. Arkenaten says:

    Put in a complaint in writing to the town planners and include photographs.
    Is that a single residence? Looks almost like flats.
    Surely a building like that would need permission to rezone or if a residence legal issues regarding height restrictions / blocking view.
    There must have been/should have been notices posted prior to commencing of building.

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    • colonialist says:

      That is how it should work.
      That is how it doesn’t.
      People like this are a law unto themselves, and unless one has a limitless budget resisting the development, however against bylaws it may by, is tantamount to bashing ones head against the bricks of it. Our previous experience of the same took it as far as we were able to go, and resulted in the whole thing being halted, but a nice mixture of bribery and threats quickly got rid of the officialdom. The court case went away,

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  5. kevin cooper says:

    That’s awful! I would be furious if I moved somewhere that offered a fantastic view only for it to be blocked by such an eyesore due to thoughtless and careless contractors!

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  6. Calmgrove says:

    Commiserations, Col, not a happy outlook at all.

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    • colonialist says:

      In fact, a greatly curtailed outlook! Apart from everything else, it Is indicative of a totally selfish outlook on the part of that owner. The development is gone ahead with without any consideration for the wellbeing of those in neighbouring properties.

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  7. SueW says:

    So unfair and so wrong. They say you can’t buy a view, but in many instances that’s exactly what we pay for. Such a pity town planners don’t take that into consideration when granting permission for new builds and extensions!

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  8. disperser says:

    All of the above, I’d wager.

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