Homeowner gains planning permission to keep military plane statues on his front garden

Plane statues on the front garden behind a gated wall
The man won the planning battle for his four WW2 planes after neighbour's made "offensive" remarks to the council about them (Image credit: North Lincolnshire Council)

Statues of Second World War military aircraft and a fantasy dragon will remain in the front garden of a Lincolnshire home after a planning dispute with neighbours.

Lee Norris, 52, installed the four planes and the dragon artwork at his home in Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, but says his neighbour’s response has been ‘stressful’.

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