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In this episode of Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners, father-and-son property developers have risked over £100,000 to secure planning permission to build a block of eight flats, but local residents are fighting back to stop the scheme going ahead.

A Gloucestershire couple objecting to a £1,000,000 property being built next door are hoping their outdoor pursuits will put off potential buyers. Naturists Rod and Terry Clifford are opposed to the new build on the grounds that it's too big.

In Torfaen, South Wales, a retired couple take on one of Wales's biggest housing associations over the erection of railings. Jan and Pete Newsome hate the prospect of metal railings going up in their beloved close - but who will win, David or Goliath?

In Broxbourne, Hertfordshire a housing development has one neighbour spitting feathers. Alfie the parrot has lived next door to the proposed site for 14 years. The scheme threatens to overshadow the room he spends most of his time in. Alfie's owner is determined not to let it happen.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 9 Nov 2017 13:45
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
NarratorBarbara Flynn
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Executive ProducerKieron Collins