A TIMBER yard at the centre of a spat with Bolton TV star Vernon Kay has put up posters seemingly branding the television star a 'Northern NIMBY'.

I’m a Celebrity star Vernon and other neighbours are unhappy with Timberstore Ltd’s plans to keep a bungalow for their yard manager on their land.

The Buckinghamshire firm built a two-bedroom bungalow for the yard manager and his family to live in back in 2014 but it never had planning permission.

The fencing company applied for a ‘certificate of lawfulness’ in 2020 to finally make the bungalow ‘legal’ – but with neighbours on the exclusive country lane unhappy with the plans, Buckinghamshire Council rejected them.

Timberstore Ltd is appealing the refusal with the Planning Inspectorate.

Vernon, 47, and other neighbours have urged the council to reject plans because the bungalow was on green belt land.

Since then posters, pictured right, have appeared on the lane taking aim at Vernon and a sexting scandal he was embroiled in back in 2010.

The posters suggest the firm has picked up litter, planted hundreds of trees, cut verges and hedges, prosecuted fly-tippers – and “removed paparazzi reporting on sexting”.

The firm said the situation escalated when “apoplectic NIMBY Vernon Kay” called director Ian Caldwell to “demand the removal of an amusing caricature”, adding: “Vernon (in his six bedroom mansion on the same road) has been leading the fight against hard working employee and his family who have been living the bungalow.”

Some employees live on mobile homes provided by the yard, but the manager planned to move back to his home country because of a lack of space for his family before the £80,000 bungalow was built for him. Other neighbours on the lane have also objected to the bungalow’s existence.