BREAKING NEWS! Urban Gardener is told to dig up his urban paradise after neighbours complain!

Posted on Jul 5 2015 - 7:12pm by UOG

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A RETIRED teacher who spent £5,000 of his life savings creating an urban garden paradise on wasteland has been ordered to destroy it.


Jam Imani Rad put his life savings into creating the garden

Jam Imani Rad, 65, installed statues, trellises and stone structures and dozens of plants to create the green outdoor haven outside his housing association flat for he and neighbours to enjoy.

But the Community Gateway Association in Preston, Lancashire, says he must return the land to its original derelict state after complaints from other residents.

The association says it agreed that work on the garden which Mr Rad had already done by 2012 could stay.

But it alleges that since the start of this year he has added the statues and other structures without permission and claims he has tried to restrict access to parts of the garden by other tenants.

  • Joe Joe

    This must be a joke. What kind of people would complain about what this man has created in that space?

  • Natoshka Stark

    Why would someone complain about such a beautiful site?!!
    Sounds like the CGA is compromised with a bunch of ‘politically correct idiots’, who will respect the wishes of the few, over the many, (like the political idiots in office in the USA), because they have to be politically corrupt, I mean correct! Maybe, instead of destroying it, the CGA should devise a list of rule to be able to enter the site. And if the rules are not followed, there could be concenques of restriction from the area up to being fined by the CGA. That sounds like a better alternative, instead of destroying it all together.
    I can understand if he doesn’t want a lot of unsupervised bratty heathens in there destroying the plants and all. And I could understand, if he doesn’t want people in there drinking, doing drugs, etc.