Not such a bright idea! Developers who incorporated lamppost into new build house’s roof are told to remove it by council chiefs

Not such a bright idea! Developers who incorporated lamppost into new build house’s roof are told to remove it by council chiefs

  • Locals passing the property in Greater Manchester have been left stunned
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Developers who had the dim idea of building a house through a lamppost have been ordered to rip out the unique feature by council bosses.

Developers Sachdev Properties Limited, working on the new build in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, decided to work the existing street lamp into the property’s roof as the house was being erected.

But now Tameside Council chiefs have turned the lights out on the eccentric solution and have told the company to remove the protruding post.

Planning application drawings showed that the house was always set to be built next to the lamp.

Locals walking past the still uncompleted house were left shocked when they noticed the street lamp jutting out of the eaves of the property

But having the lamppost in the end of the row was not mentioned in any documents when planning permission was granted in February 2020.

In fact, the decision was made based on plans showing the structure standing next to the property, not through the roofline. 

Tameside Council eventually stepped in when it became clear the two-bedroomed properties would be marketed with one street lamp forming part of the row of four.

Locals walking past the still uncompleted house were left stunned when they noticed the lamppost jutting out of the eaves of the building.

Planning application drawings (pictured) showed that the house was always set to be built next to the lamp but not through it

Sachdev Properties Limited have now agreed to remove the bizarre design feature and relocate it elsewhere.

A spokesman for Tameside Council said: ‘We have spoken to the developer and they have agreed to remove the lamppost and replace it nearer a neighbouring boundary wall.’

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