Fed-up neighbours have said that they “can’t cope” with a local holiday let, which brands itself a ‘Love Island Villa’.
East Riding Council’s Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee refused The Eaves’ holiday let application after hearing it was already running and marketing itself as a ‘Love Island Villa’.
Applicant Paminder Singh-Chana told councillors they had received no complaints about guests staying at the home and said the effect was no different from a family occasionally hosting gatherings.
However, objector Geoffrey Naylor said elderly neighbours were subject to screaming, swearing and the smell of drugs, which Bridlington North’s Cllr Jayne Phoenix said had prompted calls to the police. Councillors heard the retrospective application which they unanimously refused had been made after the applicant and his brother first bought the home in 2021.
The six-bedroom property is currently classed as a family home, reports Hull Live, but Mr Singh-Chana had applied to officially allow holiday let use. Councillors heard the applicant and owners had a system in place to monitor complaints about guests’ behaviour.
It offers guests an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub along with two living rooms and five bathrooms. Council officers recommended that the plans be approved and 13 comments supporting them were submitted to the authority, including from cleaning and pool maintenance businesses doing work for it.
But 36 people and Flamborough Parish Council lodged objections over noise and antisocial behaviour stopping them from sleeping and traffic problems caused by parking. Councillors heard the RNLI had also complained that parked cars had blocked their access to their lifeboat station, also in South Sea Road.
Mr Singh-Chana said the vast majority of guests at the holiday let were a mix of adults and children and he added it offered accommodation that was otherwise unavailable in the village. He said: “The let is close to attractions including the Flamborough Head heritage coastline and Bempton Cliffs.
“This encourages the development of the local economy and boosts tourism. To date £43,520 has been brought into the local economy and has been spent in cafes, shops and other local businesses, it’s brought 709 visitors to Flamborough, it’s a valuable addition to the area.”
However, Mr Naylor claimed the let had actually been advertised for stag and hen dos and other parties. Other objectors also claimed there was no one on-site to monitor guests’ behaviour.
Mr Naylor said: “This is in one of the quietest residential streets in Flamborough. Neighbours have asked for the noise to be kept down only to be told to mind their own business and the guests can do what they want because they’ve paid a lot of money for it. This is advertised as ‘The Famous Villa’ and it welcomes stag and hen dos. It has an indoor games room and guests often don’t leave the property so there’s no financial benefit to the area.”
Cllr Phoenix said neighbours had been mortified by the behaviour of guests at the house. The ward member said: “Many of the neighbours are elderly and they’re suffering because of the noise and disturbance over the last year.
“One resident has a very serious illness, he was in the Iraq War and has PTSD. Someone from the let jumped into his garden, it frightened him to death and he’s now considering moving out because he can’t cope anymore.
“If you live in a residential area and throw a party you take your neighbours into account. But many of the people who come here will never come back, they’re there to enjoy themselves and they don’t consider the neighbours.”
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