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  1. Depends how much you believe in the planning regs, if there weren't any the place would end up like a shanty town. Many privately built estates have strict rules on what you can do (usually in the deed covenants) in order to keep some semblance of aesthetic order.


    Satellite dishes (above a certain size) used to be limited to below the gutter line, although regs might have changed, plus when mounted at height have a habit of being ripped down with the wind!


    Dropped kerbs- without one, you can't stop people parking in front of your "drive", so they wouldnt even be able to drive out in reverse or otherwise, and the housholder will be liable for fixing damaged pavings. Where there is also a grass verge, this tends to get churned up- nice!


    The garage I was referring to is, I believe, on property rented from the Council and I would be surprised if they had sanctioned it.  On estate houses, it usually is not possible to get permission to erect a strucure in front of the building line (front wall of the house) apart from certain size extensions.





  2. 6 hours ago, Rockers rule said:

    No need for me to look up AC Petite Carosio I know exactly what they were (I think the the bubble car museum in lincolnshire still have one)

    There isn't much i don't know about 3 wheelers & still have a few in my collection including a 1957 Mk3 Regal.

    Check out 'the Davis' 3 wheeler for a proper 3 wheeler.


    Yes even with a bathroom conversion a two bedroom house would effectively be turned into a one and a half bedroom house which  wouldn't have been much better to someone with a growing family. 


    Have a trip out to the bubble car museum some time you won't find a Davis but they have a pretty good collection of other makes and a good collection of motorcycles.

    and they do camping check our their web site.






    That'll teach me to be presumptuous!


    Thanks for recommending the museum, I didn't know about it. I did travel with a friend down the A1 to Pride and Clark in London in his Heinkel bubble car, he was part- exing it for an AJS.

  3. 3 hours ago, Rockers rule said:

    In the DVD there are some nice shots of various roads with just the odd cars on them, names from the past many of which i've owned myself.

    Happy Daze messin with Reliant 3 wheelers & once passing my car test crusin around in big Zephyrs.

    Blake St was easier in't Zephyr than't old Regal - LOL


    Keep safe.

    A Regal was posh compared to the AC Petite (look that one up!) we bought from Highton St Motors. Mum Dad and myself (sat in the middle on the bench seat) would travel to Marnham Ferry on theTrent in it for some fishing.


    I would have thought that most of the houses in Lower Walkley weren't really upgradeable (some were court houses) although there were several "modern" semis amongst them that were demolished at the same time.


    The first area to be demolished was the Kelvin area, upon which the flats were built.

  4. Rockers rule- thanks, I will seek until I find!


    A friend (lived on Creswick Street) had just bought a new Norton Commando motorcycle, and he had to move onto the new Kelvin with his family. He didn't fancy the prospect of leaving his new bike overnight in the open car park far below his flat so he took it up the service lift each night and parked it in the flat's entrance hall.

  5. I knew the area well, I lived there. The Kelvin flats were built to house ("decant" in housing parlance) many of the residents who were turfed out, although they could name 3 preferred areas in Sheffield in which a council house would be offered, subject to availability. As far as I can remember (although I stand to be corrected) no financial assistance was offered to help pay for the removal.

  6. You can find out who owns it by paying a small fee to the Land Registry. I would think that they would (try to) chase the owner as for an ordinary debt; perhaps for a large sum they could place a charge on the sale of the property which the owner would have to pay out of the sale proceeds.

  7. A friend has a 2003 Focus 1.8 tdi which was bought new. Quite a few years ago he fitted an off-the-shelf plug in chip (I believe it was) and the increase in power and economy was impressive. I've drove the car and was just as impressed. That's my only experience of this, perhaps a re-map is something different?

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