Wellington town council decided to oppose an attempt by a home-owner on Buckwell to obtain retrospective approval for a boundary wall and fence built without planning permission in an open-plan residential development. “This is a joke. The houseowner is saying ‘I’ve done it, so tough luck,’. We should recommend refusal and get him to take it down,” said Cllr Peter Critchard. Taunton planners will be asked to take enforcement action and have the wall removed.