A council has ordered a homeowner to install frosted glass – after neighbours complained they could see them NAKED.
Officials at Brighton and Hove City Council was forced to tell the family to put in ”obscured glazing” after a series of complaints about nudity.
Neighbours spent six years arguing with the council after it allowed an extension to be built – which contained a bathroom and large clear glass windows.
Locals said they could see into the windows from their properties – and would often spot the residents using showers or the loo.
The neighbours eventually took the council to the High Court where a judge ruled in the their favour.
The authority has confirmed the owner of the house has now installed frosted glass.
One local resident, Peter Barker, 56, said: “There are three girls all under 12 living nearby and when they played on their climbing frame in the garden they would see the residents going to the toilet, showering and other things that young people do in a bathroom.
“It is difficult to explain to these children what’s going on. It would cost the developer £5 worth of B&Q film to cover over those windows.”
Resident Stella Crudas, 55, said: “I used to like entertaining outside but our guests were put off because they could see straight through their windows.”
Planning permission was granted in 2008 for a developer to turn the industrial site into a house. The court case is estimated to have cost the council £10,000.
A Brighton and Hove City Council spokeswoman said: “The council has been talking to the homeowner about installing obscure glazing and this has now been done.”
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