I have 2 very elderly parents who currently own a link detached property. The linked garages have a sloping front to rear roof. Their neighbour has decided to build an extension above his part of the garage and extending down the side of the house to the back and out beyound the current rear of the house. Plans look as though they intend to have a bathroom window directly overlooking my parents property (within a couple of feet) and it looks as though the new total floor plan will add about 60 - 70 percent to the current floor plan.
My parents have objected to this but recieved a letter from the council asking them whether they would like to amend or withdraw their complaint. Not a particularly good start! They are worried to the point of becoming VERY ill over this now because they are predominantly worried about the time this project is going to take and the mess it will entail as well as having a huge new building running down the side of their postage stamp sized garden. Their concern is also due to the neighbour intending to carry out this work himself with a mate! and as you can probably tell this is going to be a huge project, right along side of my parents boundry.
Can anyone give me any advice or directions on where to go to try and get some assistance for my parents, even if it's just advice on how to ensure that this project does not intrude excessively into their lives, i.e. noise and scaffolding/building debris in their garden, bearing in mind that they are retired and will be at home 24/7.
Many thanks, from a very concerned son.