Homeowner told to remove garden decking built near grave of famous fossil hunter

View from the garden of the tall timber frame decking
Garden decking built near grave of famous fossil hunter has been ordered to be taken down (Image credit: Dorset Council)

A home owner in Lyme Regis, Dorset, has been ordered to remove garden decking that was constructed without proper authorisation, following complaints from residents that it violated their privacy. 

The timber decking idea, located approximately 13 metres from the main house, overlooks the resting place of renowned fossil collector Mary Anning, as well as neighbouring homes, and the local churchyard.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.