Dec's Demolition Condemned by Neighbour

Angry gran plans to 'give him some stick' when he moves in

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Delays to Declan Donnelly's plan to build his dream house in Chiswick have caused a feud between him and one of his prospective neighbours.

48 year old grandmother Joy Barrett has told the Daily Mail that she plans to give the TV star 'some stick' when he moves in. She is angry that the site next door to her home has been left empty for over seven months and she claims it has become a magnet for drunks and vandals.

Dec got planning permission to demolish the thirties built house which was on the site before and he intends to build a new six bedroom home complete with swimming pool and cinema. The property is close to the home of his TV partner Ant McPartlin in Chiswick and he is using the same architect.

Mrs Barrett gave permission for builders to use her land to gain access to the site on the basis that work would be over quickly. She says that the builders badly damaged her property and that fly-tippers now regularly use her path to dump rubbish on the vacant plot.

She claims that she was not informed when the building work was to take place but was woken up one morning to the noise of demolition work beginning. She had just bought a swimming pool and she told the Daily Mail that she had to get rid of it because of all the dust.

Mrs. Barrett's daughter Terri, aged 24, was quoted in the newspaper as saying that although Dec is around a lot and always says hello he has never apologised for any disruption.

A spokesman for Dec said that he had never received any complaints from the neighbour in question and that the building of the new house had been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

December 31, 2007