A house in Moseley, South Birmingham which is less than a stones throw away from a post box, because it is plonked in its newly widened driveway. Council investigating ‘unauthorised works’ after residents stumped over siting of box on the corner of Oxford Road and School Road in Moseley.

And there won’t be many deliveries to the home as the red postbox blocks entry through the new formed iron gates, at the corner of Oxford Road and School Road.

A spokeswoman for Birmingham City Council said, “Alleged unauthorised works have recently been brought to our attention which are currently subject to an enforcement investigation.

“Discussions are taking place between council officers and the home owner in an attempt to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion.”

The postbox topic has been widely debated by residents on social media.

Moseley councillor, Kerry Jenkins requested planning officers had been to visit the property about works outside the house, including the block paving.

She said: “The residents of Moseley are passionate about their neighbourhood. They love the characteristics, the vibe and do not want to see it ruined.

“I’m aware that planning enforcement are dealing with the issue.”

She added the householder had told “planning enforcement that he’s applied to Royal Mail to get the postbox relocated and I’m sure there’s a huge cost to that.”

The owner of the home could not be contacted for a comment.


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