Check out this incredible story of a man who set up his own toll road without any permission at all.
Between the two English towns of Bath and Kelston, the main road underwent major renovations. This rendered the entire road closed for a significantly long period of time, with the detour an additional 14 miles long, which is nothing shy of an inconvenience for motorists.
Kelston resident, Mike Watts, came up with a solution that he thought up whilst at a pub one night. He would approach the landowner nearby the roadworks and suggest tarring a private road which rand parallel to the closed main road but, in order to justify doing it, he should set up a toll booth and charge people for using it!
The council was of course not particularly happy with it, but according to British law, it isn't technically illegal to not get planning permission. The only way you could get into trouble is if the council notices and files an enforcement against you. Then, only if you refuse to undo what you have done, can they actually do anything.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Tom Scott, on Check Out This Incredible Story Of This Man Who Set Up His Own Toll Road Without Any Permission At All.
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