Saints midfielder Adam Lallana told to make alterations to games area at Avon Castle home

Bournemouth Echo: Premiership footballer Adam Lallana in planning row over sports pitch in garden Premiership footballer Adam Lallana in planning row over sports pitch in garden

PREMIERSHIP footballer Adam Lallana is at the centre of a planning row over a sports pitch in his garden.

The Southampton midfielder, who is part of England’s World Cup squad, has been told to either make alterations to the multi-use games area at his Avon Castle home or submit a retrospective planning application.

The development has sparked complaints from Mr Lallana’s neighbours, who are concerned about the prospect of noisy sports matches.

Mr Lallana submitted a planning application in December seeking retrospective permission for a children’s wooden play area in his garden.

In this application his planning agent said he also planned a “small astro turf pitch” which would meet the criteria of permitted development.

His neighbour Brian Riley, who has lived with his wife Constance at their home for more than 20 years, said: “We didn’t object to this application, why would we? We understand kids need somewhere to play.

“But then we saw builders and welders arrive on site and we couldn’t work out what was going on. We saw this sports pitch being built and we just couldn’t believe it.

“The enforcement officer told us it was more in-keeping with a council play park than a garden in a special character area, which this area is. He was given 28 days to submit a planning application but that deadline has gone. He’s done nothing and the council haven’t taken any further action.”

Giles Moir, development management manager at East Dorset District Council, said: “Every applicant is dealt with in exactly the same way.

“Our enforcement team have been in contact with the agent and we anticipate an application for the multi-use games area very soon.”

Mike Hirsh, planning consultant acting for Mr Lallana, said: “The area of hard standing to be used as a knock-about pitch has been agreed by East Dorset District Council as ‘permitted development’ and does not need planning permission.

“The majority of the fencing is two metres or less in height and also does not need planning permission. Over the small goal areas fencing has been raised to support a basketball hoop. Technically that part needs planning permission as it is more than two metres in height.

“My client went around to the neighbour and apologised and has asked a landscape architect to mitigate the visual impact of the hoop.”

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5:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

master plan says...

Plant some trees then you won't see it!
To many busybody's nowadays worried what some else is doing in there garden.
If he put a 3m high fence around his garden and then done it you wouldn't have known!
Plant some trees then you won't see it! To many busybody's nowadays worried what some else is doing in there garden. If he put a 3m high fence around his garden and then done it you wouldn't have known! master plan
  • Score: 50

6:19am Tue 3 Jun 14

mokey says...

If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN
If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN mokey
  • Score: 37

6:21am Tue 3 Jun 14

Understated says...

went to school with adam, pretty sure he wouldnt intentionally do things to upset others.
must be building this for the community, it wouldnt get that loud at night any more than a grassy field with some goal posts.
this man will need to be vigilant if he doesnt want noise, and report it.

but honestly if this is being built for local kids to use, where is the issue? its better that than having them hang around dangerous areas causing intimidation to some. or going to the offlicense and asking people to get them some booze and cigs
went to school with adam, pretty sure he wouldnt intentionally do things to upset others. must be building this for the community, it wouldnt get that loud at night any more than a grassy field with some goal posts. this man will need to be vigilant if he doesnt want noise, and report it. but honestly if this is being built for local kids to use, where is the issue? its better that than having them hang around dangerous areas causing intimidation to some. or going to the offlicense and asking people to get them some booze and cigs Understated
  • Score: 20

7:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

mokey wrote:
If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN
Are you talking about me.
[quote][p][bold]mokey[/bold] wrote: If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN[/p][/quote]Are you talking about me. Lord Spring
  • Score: 9

7:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

master plan wrote:
Plant some trees then you won't see it!
To many busybody's nowadays worried what some else is doing in there garden.
If he put a 3m high fence around his garden and then done it you wouldn't have known!
You need planning for a 3 metre high fence
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Plant some trees then you won't see it! To many busybody's nowadays worried what some else is doing in there garden. If he put a 3m high fence around his garden and then done it you wouldn't have known![/p][/quote]You need planning for a 3 metre high fence Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

7:37am Tue 3 Jun 14

susi.m says...

Id be delighted if he lived next door to me. A very nice young man. Much better than my current neighbours.
Id be delighted if he lived next door to me. A very nice young man. Much better than my current neighbours. susi.m
  • Score: 20

7:39am Tue 3 Jun 14

white 147 says...

Mr Riley needs to get a life and do something with his time rather than worry about what someone else is doing in there garden.
Mr Riley needs to get a life and do something with his time rather than worry about what someone else is doing in there garden. white 147
  • Score: 22

7:54am Tue 3 Jun 14

canfordcherry says...

Don't know why he is bothering, he'll be moving in a couple of months!!
Don't know why he is bothering, he'll be moving in a couple of months!! canfordcherry
  • Score: 22

8:08am Tue 3 Jun 14

master plan says...

Lord Spring wrote:
master plan wrote:
Plant some trees then you won't see it!
To many busybody's nowadays worried what some else is doing in there garden.
If he put a 3m high fence around his garden and then done it you wouldn't have known!
You need planning for a 3 metre high fence
So a normal fence is 2 metres high and if you add trellis to the the top of it that takes it past 3 metres. YOU DON'T NEED PLANNING FOR!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Plant some trees then you won't see it! To many busybody's nowadays worried what some else is doing in there garden. If he put a 3m high fence around his garden and then done it you wouldn't have known![/p][/quote]You need planning for a 3 metre high fence[/p][/quote]So a normal fence is 2 metres high and if you add trellis to the the top of it that takes it past 3 metres. YOU DON'T NEED PLANNING FOR! master plan
  • Score: 0

8:22am Tue 3 Jun 14

bournemouthbombers says...

But a 2 metre fence with trellis on top doesn't have the same effect as a 3 metre fence does it, as you can see through trellis.

That aside, it's his bloody garden and he should be able to do what the hell he wants with it.
But a 2 metre fence with trellis on top doesn't have the same effect as a 3 metre fence does it, as you can see through trellis. That aside, it's his bloody garden and he should be able to do what the hell he wants with it. bournemouthbombers
  • Score: 8

8:25am Tue 3 Jun 14

Azphreal says...

The real question is this 'anticipate an application for the multi-use games area very soon' why are you allowed to build before putting in an application an dthe caouncil are ok with it?
The real question is this 'anticipate an application for the multi-use games area very soon' why are you allowed to build before putting in an application an dthe caouncil are ok with it? Azphreal
  • Score: 1

8:26am Tue 3 Jun 14

alanrr says...

perhaps that's why he wants a transfer, nobody gives a hoot in Liverpool what you build and anyway the house he could purchase there, for the same money, would be a long way away from the neighbours
perhaps that's why he wants a transfer, nobody gives a hoot in Liverpool what you build and anyway the house he could purchase there, for the same money, would be a long way away from the neighbours alanrr
  • Score: 6

8:36am Tue 3 Jun 14

bournemouthbombers says...

If you look carefully it appears Mr Riley has a cannabis plant growing along his fence.
If you look carefully it appears Mr Riley has a cannabis plant growing along his fence. bournemouthbombers
  • Score: 21

8:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

The more affluent the area, the more miserable the neighbours. It's a British tradition.
The more affluent the area, the more miserable the neighbours. It's a British tradition. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 41

9:11am Tue 3 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

I think Brian should play with the children
he's acting like one
and he's about the same height
obviously a dwarf related to nobath.
I think Brian should play with the children he's acting like one and he's about the same height obviously a dwarf related to nobath. nickynoodah
  • Score: 6

9:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

SwivelEyedLoon says...

I wouldn't worry too much, he'll be living in Cheshire by September.
I wouldn't worry too much, he'll be living in Cheshire by September. SwivelEyedLoon
  • Score: 6

9:26am Tue 3 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

I wonder how many of those commenting here would like it next to their house ?.
I wonder how many of those commenting here would like it next to their house ?. pete woodley
  • Score: -15

9:44am Tue 3 Jun 14

coops1965cherry says...

What a N I M B Y, if it had not have been Adam Lallana would his nosey neighbor have bothered contacting the Echo, I think not.

Get a life Mr Riley and if it bothers you that much then just don;t look at it.
You should be grateful that you live in such a lovely area, typical whinging old git.

Regards,
What a N I M B Y, if it had not have been Adam Lallana would his nosey neighbor have bothered contacting the Echo, I think not. Get a life Mr Riley and if it bothers you that much then just don;t look at it. You should be grateful that you live in such a lovely area, typical whinging old git. Regards, coops1965cherry
  • Score: 16

9:45am Tue 3 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

Frank Bruno just walked past my desk
he's just a big kid you know.
Frank Bruno just walked past my desk he's just a big kid you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

9:56am Tue 3 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

Brian needs to build a 40 foot tower with a slide going over next door
whooosssh join in the fun Bri
you know you want to you know.
Brian needs to build a 40 foot tower with a slide going over next door whooosssh join in the fun Bri you know you want to you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: 7

10:09am Tue 3 Jun 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Lord Spring wrote:
mokey wrote:
If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN
Are you talking about me.
No, your an old women
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mokey[/bold] wrote: If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN[/p][/quote]Are you talking about me.[/p][/quote]No, your an old women Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -4

10:29am Tue 3 Jun 14

Ninja Turtle says...

I am a neighbour of Adam's and I am thoroughly disgusted how the family have been treated by a few neighbours. This is not the first issue that Adam's family have had to face and I am sure that with the level of attitude of a couple of neighbours, it won't be their last. These are just sad, jealous people who need to get a life. As for Mr Riley, he needs to pay his maintenance money to the Residents Association as he is one of two residents of the estate who refuses to pay for the upkeep of the private road, that should tell you a lot about this guy. Adam and his family are a delight and I for one will fight to protect them from these sad neighbours.
I am a neighbour of Adam's and I am thoroughly disgusted how the family have been treated by a few neighbours. This is not the first issue that Adam's family have had to face and I am sure that with the level of attitude of a couple of neighbours, it won't be their last. These are just sad, jealous people who need to get a life. As for Mr Riley, he needs to pay his maintenance money to the Residents Association as he is one of two residents of the estate who refuses to pay for the upkeep of the private road, that should tell you a lot about this guy. Adam and his family are a delight and I for one will fight to protect them from these sad neighbours. Ninja Turtle
  • Score: 89

11:01am Tue 3 Jun 14

samjdavis says...

I'd put money on it that the guy is standing on something to appear that he can see over his fence, when actually, he can't.
I'd put money on it that the guy is standing on something to appear that he can see over his fence, when actually, he can't. samjdavis
  • Score: 10

11:02am Tue 3 Jun 14

samjdavis says...

Infact, judging by the way he seems to be clinging on to dear life to the fence, of course he is.
Infact, judging by the way he seems to be clinging on to dear life to the fence, of course he is. samjdavis
  • Score: 3

11:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It's the Sandbanks residents who have a bigger problem. Gazza has moved there. Drunken antics on the worlds most expensive peninsula....there may be trouble ahead.
It's the Sandbanks residents who have a bigger problem. Gazza has moved there. Drunken antics on the worlds most expensive peninsula....there may be trouble ahead. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

11:21am Tue 3 Jun 14

davie.e says...

if thats a legal fence then he must be 7ft 6in tall
if thats a legal fence then he must be 7ft 6in tall davie.e
  • Score: 5

11:33am Tue 3 Jun 14

Bonjovigirl says...

If you look on southampton echo they show photos of the neighbour hanging out his window and Adam's garden is not even in full view ! Stupid old man ,,
If you look on southampton echo they show photos of the neighbour hanging out his window and Adam's garden is not even in full view ! Stupid old man ,, Bonjovigirl
  • Score: 8

12:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

BH1 loyal says...

Adam should sue for this picture of his garden.
Adam should sue for this picture of his garden. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 6

1:16pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Grapes68 says...

Maybe, just maybe he had other things on his mind.
Now what could that be I wonder?
Oh yes, Adam has been picked to represent our country in the World Cup in Brazil, a fantastic achievement for this young man who is one of the more polite footballers out there, currently he is in Miami training hard and doing his best to make us a proud nation.
Maybe he could just pop back to sort out planning permission for his games area, maybe if he asks Roy Hodgson nicely he will let him come back for a few days!!!!!!!
Or maybe you could could just wait a little longer and get your face out of the press and stop attention seeking.
Maybe, just maybe he had other things on his mind. Now what could that be I wonder? Oh yes, Adam has been picked to represent our country in the World Cup in Brazil, a fantastic achievement for this young man who is one of the more polite footballers out there, currently he is in Miami training hard and doing his best to make us a proud nation. Maybe he could just pop back to sort out planning permission for his games area, maybe if he asks Roy Hodgson nicely he will let him come back for a few days!!!!!!! Or maybe you could could just wait a little longer and get your face out of the press and stop attention seeking. Grapes68
  • Score: 12

1:28pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Understated says...

mokey wrote:
If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN
by any chance is your neighbour Wilson W. Wilson ? (Earl Hindman. Home Improvements reference)
[quote][p][bold]mokey[/bold] wrote: If that neighbour needs to be on a step ladder to see over the fence he has nothing better to do. I have a neighbour just like him anytime I go in my garden he is there watching GET A LIFE OLD MAN[/p][/quote]by any chance is your neighbour Wilson W. Wilson ? (Earl Hindman. Home Improvements reference) Understated
  • Score: -3

1:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Cordite says...

My name is Mr Riley and I am a nosey neighbour...........
...
My name is Mr Riley and I am a nosey neighbour........... ... Cordite
  • Score: 5

1:34pm Tue 3 Jun 14

cherrygood says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
The more affluent the area, the more miserable the neighbours. It's a British tradition.
My dad lives on this estate and he's a lovely old chap.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: The more affluent the area, the more miserable the neighbours. It's a British tradition.[/p][/quote]My dad lives on this estate and he's a lovely old chap. cherrygood
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Tue 3 Jun 14

smiffy0604 says...

I built that :)
I built that :) smiffy0604
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Tue 3 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

smiffy0604 wrote:
I built that :)
Nice job .print your phone number every one wants a fence as pretty as that
[quote][p][bold]smiffy0604[/bold] wrote: I built that :)[/p][/quote]Nice job .print your phone number every one wants a fence as pretty as that kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Tue 3 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

By the look on his face the football bloke as super glued him to the fence and stuck a Warren Mitchell mask on him
By the look on his face the football bloke as super glued him to the fence and stuck a Warren Mitchell mask on him kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bonjovigirl says...

Some people need to read their comments on here and check for spelling mistakes and don't need to repeat words,!!
Some people need to read their comments on here and check for spelling mistakes and don't need to repeat words,!! Bonjovigirl
  • Score: -2

2:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

sunny1966 says...

Bet your a Tori
Bet your a Tori sunny1966
  • Score: -2

2:57pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bonjovigirl says...

I'm not are you ?
I'm not are you ? Bonjovigirl
  • Score: 2

3:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

interested13 says...

I live in Avon Castle and this is the same Mr Ryley who refuses to pay his community fee for the upkeep of the neighbourhood. Nice chap!!!!!!! Oh and the amount is only £179 per year.
I live in Avon Castle and this is the same Mr Ryley who refuses to pay his community fee for the upkeep of the neighbourhood. Nice chap!!!!!!! Oh and the amount is only £179 per year. interested13
  • Score: 17

3:16pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Rasta dude says...

Mr Brian Riley used to be an staff member at mandale kids home ( now closed and demolished ) I was there his was a miserable little man then see nothings changed then
Mr Brian Riley used to be an staff member at mandale kids home ( now closed and demolished ) I was there his was a miserable little man then see nothings changed then Rasta dude
  • Score: 10

4:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

mikeymagic says...

If it causes an issue then you can complain about the noise through proper channels. Apart from that, get off the ladder and get a life.
If it causes an issue then you can complain about the noise through proper channels. Apart from that, get off the ladder and get a life. mikeymagic
  • Score: 7

4:47pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bryan72 says...

will the pitch be 3G , awesome
will the pitch be 3G , awesome Bryan72
  • Score: 4

6:28pm Tue 3 Jun 14

spooki says...

mikeymagic wrote:
If it causes an issue then you can complain about the noise through proper channels. Apart from that, get off the ladder and get a life.
Exactly. Why is this man moaning? The footballer has grounds to complain, he has a nosey whatsit living next door who is quite happy to go to the local paper and show himself to be either amazingly tall or standing in something.
"Oh yes Mr Journalist, when I stand on this ladder I can see into my neighbours garden".
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: If it causes an issue then you can complain about the noise through proper channels. Apart from that, get off the ladder and get a life.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Why is this man moaning? The footballer has grounds to complain, he has a nosey whatsit living next door who is quite happy to go to the local paper and show himself to be either amazingly tall or standing in something. "Oh yes Mr Journalist, when I stand on this ladder I can see into my neighbours garden". spooki
  • Score: 1

7:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

retrogeoff says...

It must be hell living in that area. I sympathise deeply with neighbours who have to live among a limited gene pool if comments on here have anything to go by. There is really something really obtuse (thick) about planning departments ticking the box for this type of application, in this type of location. A bleak prospect ahead for Dorset and the poor quality of life for its citizens. Given that the law provides for peace and quiet enjoyment of your land and property, this would appear to infringe simple established common law rights. Selfish people go from cradle to grave somehow managing on few brain cells, leaving a trail of sh*te behind them. Please do not comment on this as I shall not be reading it.
It must be hell living in that area. I sympathise deeply with neighbours who have to live among a limited gene pool if comments on here have anything to go by. There is really something really obtuse (thick) about planning departments ticking the box for this type of application, in this type of location. A bleak prospect ahead for Dorset and the poor quality of life for its citizens. Given that the law provides for peace and quiet enjoyment of your land and property, this would appear to infringe simple established common law rights. Selfish people go from cradle to grave somehow managing on few brain cells, leaving a trail of sh*te behind them. Please do not comment on this as I shall not be reading it. retrogeoff
  • Score: -4

7:33pm Tue 3 Jun 14

totally normal guy says...

Tosser - need I say anymore.
Tosser - need I say anymore. totally normal guy
  • Score: 7

7:34pm Tue 3 Jun 14

kinsonjim says...

And this is NEWS worthy of so much print, come on Echo you can do better.
And this is NEWS worthy of so much print, come on Echo you can do better. kinsonjim
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Tue 3 Jun 14

rozmister says...

retrogeoff wrote:
It must be hell living in that area. I sympathise deeply with neighbours who have to live among a limited gene pool if comments on here have anything to go by. There is really something really obtuse (thick) about planning departments ticking the box for this type of application, in this type of location. A bleak prospect ahead for Dorset and the poor quality of life for its citizens. Given that the law provides for peace and quiet enjoyment of your land and property, this would appear to infringe simple established common law rights. Selfish people go from cradle to grave somehow managing on few brain cells, leaving a trail of sh*te behind them. Please do not comment on this as I shall not be reading it.
It's a football pitch not a bloody strip club! Talk about melodramatic!!

The football pitch in itself does not affect the peace and quiet enjoyment of anybody's land and property and IF the people playing on it are a bit noisy why not behave like an adult and go over and ask them to pipe down? People are so quick to assume the worst of people without giving them a chance these days and that is what makes the future for Dorset a bleak prospect.

Also why comment if you don't want a discussion? If you want to announce your opinion to the world without any response start a blog like everyone else and disable the comments.
[quote][p][bold]retrogeoff[/bold] wrote: It must be hell living in that area. I sympathise deeply with neighbours who have to live among a limited gene pool if comments on here have anything to go by. There is really something really obtuse (thick) about planning departments ticking the box for this type of application, in this type of location. A bleak prospect ahead for Dorset and the poor quality of life for its citizens. Given that the law provides for peace and quiet enjoyment of your land and property, this would appear to infringe simple established common law rights. Selfish people go from cradle to grave somehow managing on few brain cells, leaving a trail of sh*te behind them. Please do not comment on this as I shall not be reading it.[/p][/quote]It's a football pitch not a bloody strip club! Talk about melodramatic!! The football pitch in itself does not affect the peace and quiet enjoyment of anybody's land and property and IF the people playing on it are a bit noisy why not behave like an adult and go over and ask them to pipe down? People are so quick to assume the worst of people without giving them a chance these days and that is what makes the future for Dorset a bleak prospect. Also why comment if you don't want a discussion? If you want to announce your opinion to the world without any response start a blog like everyone else and disable the comments. rozmister
  • Score: 5

9:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

Two cheeks of the same backside you know it is
where's johnty hiding,
Two cheeks of the same backside you know it is where's johnty hiding, nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

11:33pm Tue 3 Jun 14

LordLilliput says...

kinsonjim wrote:
And this is NEWS worthy of so much print, come on Echo you can do better.
Actually, no they can't.. this is as good as it gets. NEWS is a word which most Echo journalists struggle with but give them a coach driver who dares to clean his glasses, someone who falls over on a bus, or KILLER DONKEYS and they're in business! Gotta laugh really. At, or with, I'm really not sure anymore.
[quote][p][bold]kinsonjim[/bold] wrote: And this is NEWS worthy of so much print, come on Echo you can do better.[/p][/quote]Actually, no they can't.. this is as good as it gets. NEWS is a word which most Echo journalists struggle with but give them a coach driver who dares to clean his glasses, someone who falls over on a bus, or KILLER DONKEYS and they're in business! Gotta laugh really. At, or with, I'm really not sure anymore. LordLilliput
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Wed 4 Jun 14

kingstonpaul says...

I think that picture is a gross invasion of Mr Lallana's privacy. Let's hope he scores the winner in the World Cup final, and that might shut his neighbour up.
I think that picture is a gross invasion of Mr Lallana's privacy. Let's hope he scores the winner in the World Cup final, and that might shut his neighbour up. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 1

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