A PARALYSED man has been left trapped in his house after a council offered his again backyard with out telling him.

Shocked Ross Cromarty discovered when a neighbour approached him and requested: “What are you doing in my backyard?”

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Ross Cromarty has been left trapped in his house after his native council offered his again backyard with out telling him[/caption]

Council tenant Ross, 36, found the lady had purchased the land from North Tyneside Council for simply over £1,000.

Ross was left paralysed from the chest down and in a wheelchair following a automobile crash 14 years in the past.

He paid £2,000 for a ramp to be constructed from the again door of his bungalow in Backworth, so he might take pleasure in stress-free within the again backyard.

However Ross has now been informed by the council that they’re constructing an 8ft fence on the finish of his ramp – blocking entry to his backyard.

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Ross paid for a ramp to be constructed on the backdoor of his house however has been informed the council are actually constructing a fence that can block the top of it[/caption]

He can even lose half of the patio space, which he paid to have constructed himself, on the finish of the backyard.

Ross stated: “It’s not straightforward for me to simply have a stroll across the streets like different folks. I like to come back and relax in my backyard.

“I’m scared to go away the home now as a result of in the event that they put the fence up after I’m not right here what are the probabilities of me getting that down. I’d be caught in the home.

“It’s dangerous sufficient being like this with out the council considering they will stroll throughout me.”

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He says he feels his independence and privateness are being taken away[/caption]

Ross is now taking his case to the Housing Ombudsman.

Phil Scott, Head of Surroundings, Housing and Leisure at North Tyneside Council, stated: “The land in query was a shared entry space and has by no means shaped a part of Mr Cromarty’s backyard.

“Mr Cromarty’s considerations have been completely investigated by our complaints course of and as a part of this course of we’ve apologised to Mr Cromarty for not informing him of the land sale adjoining to his backyard, previous to the sale.”


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