THE ongoing row over a mobile home and shipping container on Loxley Walk has yet to be resolved.

The people of Park South complained for months about it, claiming that the additions broke planning laws and the mess surrounding the structures made the area look unsightly.

Homeowner Lillie Goddard said she lost her job that March but could not look for a new one because she was waiting for an operation. The house she lived in had problems with the heating system that required ripping up the floorboards to fix.

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Because of this, her house was not deemed safe for her children to live in, so she moved into a static caravan on her front garden and added insulation to it to keep them warm.

She bought a shipping container to store her possessions and building materials. To recoup the money from these purchases and pay for house repairs, she rented out the property to two people.

A cameraman for Channel 5 documentary My Nightmare Neighbour Next Door filmed a fiery public meeting in February 2020 where 50 neighbours discussed how to sort out the situation and loudly criticised Ms Goddard when she tried to explain herself.

Ms Goddard responded by calling her critics abusive and tried to defend her actions. She then pledged to try to have the container and mobile home removed from her garden by the summer.

Since then, neighbours have claimed she is renting the rooms and caravan out to more tenants than is allowed, and that the additions to her garden are illegal because Lillie did not apply for planning permission before setting them up.

Jo Wilson brought the issue to the media’s attention and has spearheaded efforts to try to sort out the mess.

She said: “The longer it takes, the worse it gets. The lodgers park on the green and make such a mess. What we put up with is beyond belief, I just want it removed. No-one can understand how it’s still there or how she’s getting away with it.

“It’s shocking that she won her appeal.”