The Ipswich wall residents say will cost them $200,000

IPSWICH residents are furious after a developer built a 5.4m wall on flood-prone ground at the rear of their properties.

Bellbird Park residents say the first they knew of the 3.6m besser brick retaining wall, with a 1.8m fence atop, was when workers started digging trenches in January.

Within months the massive wall had been built and back-filled in preparation for the construction of 25 townhouses up to several metres above the natural low-lying terrain.

Residents on Verran St were first notified in 2014 that land behind their properties, off Harris St, was being developed.

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Gary Hughes says he is being overshadowed by a wall built on the boundary of a new development neighbouring his property. Picture: Darren Cartwright
Gary Hughes says he is being overshadowed by a wall built on the boundary of a new development neighbouring his property. Picture: Darren Cartwright
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