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    #21
    Originally posted by vetran View Post

    Buy a house with a proper drive
    They - as in all the people living there - couldn't afford it.

    Our parking disagreements only happen if one of the rented places has too many cars otherwise we just have a (quiet) agreement where to park according to people's disabilities, children, trade, etc. If my neighbours move away or on I will have to move.

    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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      #22
      Isn't this (indirectly) due to only one car parking space only being allowed when planning permission is granted, in order to "nudge" people in to using public transport (usually in an area without much public transport).

      I have had quite a few gigs where there are only 50 car parking spaces, even though about 3,000 people are working on site, the background to this is planning permission, naturally contractors are the first to get the short end of the stick.

      My dream is to live in a house with no neighbors with 100 metres.

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        #23
        Originally posted by reddog View Post
        My dream is to live in a house with no neighbors with 100 metres.
        100 metres? Jeez, that's not proper contractor thinking. You inside IR35 or something?

        P.S. Set your spell checker to English (UK) and not English (US)
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          #24
          Originally posted by GregRickshaw View Post
          Humans eh? We murder each other over car parking....

          The problem with car parking is people seem to think the bit of tarmac outside their house somehow belongs to them, not in this case but you know the ones who park on the road where the public highway seems to be an extension of their property. So many people get wound up by 'their' parking spot being taken... crazy waste of energy and time.

          In the grand scheme of things, it's just a piece of metal, mainly heavily insured, which will end up as knives and forks one day... is it really worth making any fuss about. Such a tragedy and I'm sure there's a back story there somewhere.
          agree its a tragedy.

          Sadly having lived on an estate with too few parking spaces (council house tenants didn't have cars when this estate was built) because they were big properties that were attractive to large families parking became a bit of an issue.

          We then bought a house with a big drive and it helped, but as mentioned before financially we have been lucky. Most young people are desperate to have a roof over their families heads, parking is just an irritant.
          "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

          I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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            #25
            Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

            100 metres? Jeez, that's not proper contractor thinking. You inside IR35 or something?
            It's England. Finding a remote house that's nice and in a good location isn't easy, we build them close to each other.
            Having looked around properly rural properties with a decent budget it's not an easy ask. We ended up 200m and 150m from neighbours each way up the road, and 100m from the road but of all the properties we've looked at, none were similar.
            Originally posted by MaryPoppins
            I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
            Originally posted by vetran
            Urine is quite nourishing

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              #26
              Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

              P.S. Set your spell checker to English (UK) and not English (US)
              If you live in the right part of the US you can have no neighbours for 100 miles or more.....
              "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                #27
                Originally posted by vetran View Post

                agree its a tragedy.

                Sadly having lived on an estate with too few parking spaces (council house tenants didn't have cars when this estate was built) because they were big properties that were attractive to large families parking became a bit of an issue.

                We then bought a house with a big drive and it helped, but as mentioned before financially we have been lucky. Most young people are desperate to have a roof over their families heads, parking is just an irritant.
                Thankfully I too have a drive big enough to hold our cars and the road too is very quiet and we have none of the neighbours who would care if you parked over their drive even.

                But as a kid and growing up to my early 30s, home was a big house in a quiet street with similar houses, but wow if you dared park your car on the kerb outside our immediate neighbours house, which also had a long front garden and a wall, all hell would break loose and they didn't even park there!

                I remember after I parked my car three or four times outside their house for less than 30 minutes, they put their two cars exactly at the wall edge one side and their other car exactly at the wall edge the other side, leaving their huge drive empty.

                They actually used to argue, which I never bothered arguing back that it was their part of the road. As is my nature and that of my families we just used to laugh it off and actually apologise.

                Madness utter madness, it's behaviour which has always puzzled me and how I can understand why this event happened, I've seen anger over this most trivial of things.

                I could see though how arguments which end up as tragically as this one could easily get out of hand.

                The top and bottom of it all we have 60+ million people on an island which really should have half of that population.

                My thoughts and prayers are with those children



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