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Wall could shut-out Brierfield garage vandals
A TWO-metre high wall could be built to protect a block of garages that have been plagued by vandalism.
The Park Lane garage site, in Brierfield, has nine garages which have suffered from acts of vandalism and break-ins, which has forced residents to act.
The garage owners have now submitted a planning application to Pendle Council for the work to be carried out.
Saira Hussain, from Hussain Architectural Design, said: “The main reason of need for this proposal is to protect the garages from vandalism which has occurred several times in the past, including the garages being broken into.
“This wall will add extra security to these nine garages and the contents of them; they will not be as easily accessible as they currently are due to the situation of where they stand. They are facing a public park with tennis courts along a public footpath, where people can clearly see the garages.
“This gives potential thieves and offenders an opportunity to commit crimes. If the wall was already here then the advertisement wouldn’t be so obvious.”
Miss Hussain said that the ‘possibility of vandalism occurring again is quite high’.
She said: “This protective wall will hopefully deter this sort of behaviour and encourage neighbours to look out for any anti-social activities.
“The wall would become a statement showing the garages belong to someone and they want their belongings to stay guarded.
“It would also encourage the use of the garages for fellow neighbours giving the area better prospects and higher security.
“The adjacent road does not offer facilities for on street parking and not all the nearby houses have garages or driveways to park any vehicles.”
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