The car park and access road at the Isle of Sheppey Academy which overlooks back gardens in Minster Road
Overhead vehicles rather than cables are causing concern to an Island neighbourhood.
It follows the building of a car park at Sheppey Academy’s east site which overlooks residents’ homes in Minster Road.
Dee Griffin, , whose property backs on to the school, claims her privacy and that of her neighbours has been destroyed now drivers can “leer” into their houses.
She said: “You can’t walk into the back rooms of your home or into your back garden; you can’t even sit in your conservatory because everyone will see you.
“The only view I have now is of rows and rows of cars above the level of my 6ft fence.
“If I’d have applied for planning permission to build something like that, do you think I would’ve got it?”
Kent County Council said it had investigated residents’ concerns but was “satisfied” building work had been carried out “in accordance with the planning permission”.
David Williams and Dee Griffin point out the car park and access road which overlooks their back gardens in Minster Road
Mrs Griffin, 50, said homeowners should have been made more aware of the implications of the elevated car park which opened in time for the new school term in September.
The mum-of-five, who runs Sheerness-based Royal Taxis, said: “We all looked at the proposals, but we’re not qualified architects.
“It should have been made clear it was going to be built above our gardens.
“What happens when it turns icy and cars start skidding?
“They’re going to plonk straight through our fence and into our garden.”
Mrs Griffin, who has lived at the detached property for 25 years, said she and her neighbours have taken their grievance to MP Gordon Henderson.
She has also pleaded with KCC to consider lowering the car park to its previous height, level with people’s gardens.
“If that can’t be done,” she said, “then the least they can do is provide crash barriers or a decent fence so cars don’t end up literally parking in our garden.“
Sharon Thompson, KCC’s head of planning applications, said it would only reconsider the development with the Academy’s consent.
She said: “We did not receive any comments or objections about the car park location and/or height during the planning application process.
“As the scheme that is built complies with the planning permission, the planning authority is unable to seek any changes to it.”