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Furious neighbours slam 'hideous' home with fake grass and 'ugly' paint job

Annie Walton Doyle

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Furious neighbours slam 'hideous' home with fake grass and 'ugly' paint job

Featured Image Credit: Google Maps

We've all heard the phrase 'love thy neighbour.'

But one household in Worcester, Worcestershire seems to be doing the opposite.

The house has caused neighbourhood drama. Credit: Google Maps
The house has caused neighbourhood drama. Credit: Google Maps

The choice of outside decor has caused a rift with the next-door neighbours.

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The home in question is blanketed in a dark grey exterior, and has a large fake lawn outside.

The £470,000 five-bedroom first gained attention after the owner applied for planning permission from Worcester City Council for an extension.

Councillor Pat Agar said: "I think a lot of us think it looks pretty ugly. I don’t think we can refuse it because we think it’s ugly, but it certainly is ugly."

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Plus, another Councillor, Owen Cleary said: "I just want to go on record to say that I think it is absolutely monstrous and hideous but I’m not sure we can actually refuse it."

And it's not just the officials who have a major problem.

Councillors and townpeople alike have a major issue. Credit: Google Maps
Councillors and townpeople alike have a major issue. Credit: Google Maps

Retired banker Donald Symonds, 87, told MailOnline: "I wouldn't want it for myself. It's the colour that is so horrible – totally out of keeping with the area where most of the houses are light in shade.

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"It looks cheap and tacky to me. I certainly wouldn't want it growing any bigger."

Lynne Jones, 67, added: "I do not find it ugly as much as weird, extending it would just add yet more students to the area.

"It is just a nightmare with students on my road. They have total disregard for the residents around here - they don't give way and they drive too fast."

While Suzanne, 36, pointed out some other problems with an extension.

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"I was brought up around here and you would like to think the Council would keep things in some sort of line.

"My problem is the noise, I won't put up with it.

"If it becomes seven bed then that will get worse and I don't know where they would all park."

People of X, formerly Twitter, have also been up in arms about the home.

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One laughed: "Looks like a mini Wormwood Scrubs Prison to me."

Another joked: "Looks like a Miller & Carter Steakhouse."

Another asked the pertinent question: "They couldn't find grey grass?"

While a fourth pointed out: "That's a nice little beer garden just for you and your three mates with identical haircuts."

What's your opinion of the divisive home decor?

Topics: Home, Real Life

Annie Walton Doyle
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