A MESSY neighbour from hell setting up caravans and a shipping container in their front garden has angered an entire Park South street.

A static caravan arrived in front of a property on Loxley Walk in July. Then a lorry chewed up the grass of a small field on Purley Avenue while lowering a shipping container next to it by crane just before Christmas.

Several people on the street repeatedly raised concerns about the growing blight on the landscape to the council and claimed that the caravan was being rented out while the shipping container is made ready for habitation.

They are very frustrated that nothing has been done to investigate their concerns.

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Jo Wilson lives opposite the property. She said: “People have complained about this for months but nothing’s been done. We feel like the area has been neglected and our concerns always fall on deaf ears.

“As far as we know, they did not apply for planning permission and have been very confrontational when we talk to them about tidying up the mess or moving the caravans.

“Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, they moved that container next to the house, it’s ridiculous.”

Tracy Bernasconi agreed: “It looks disgusting – like a travellers’ camp. It’s not normal or right. I’ve lived here all my life, 55 years, and I’ve never seen anything like it before.

“There’s a disgraceful mess piling up and it would have been sorted by now if this had happened in Lawns or Broome Manor.”

Sue Broadbank: “All I can see from my back windows is the caravan and the monstrosity next to it.

“The fumes from their log burner cause a stink and they cut down the trees between our boundaries just so that they could fit the caravans onto the lawn.

“Their house is in a bad state and the whole place is a mess.”

At their wits' end and feeling helpless after months of seeing the situation worsen, they got south Swindon MP Robert Buckland involved.

A spokeswoman for Mr Buckland said: “Robert has raised this issue on behalf of his constituent, Jo Wilson, after she contacted him, and we are awaiting an update from the planning enforcement lead at Swindon Borough Council.”

Jo spotted council officers chatting to neighbours around the street yesterday and feels glad that the problem is at last getting the attention it needs.

A Swindon Borough Council spokesman said: “Our initial investigations suggest that planning breaches may have occurred, though further work will have to be carried out to allow us to determine the extent.

“We are currently in the process of considering our options and will take appropriate action at the earliest opportunity.”