I can relate a bit to the above:
Situation is a bit different , me buleh being married to indonesian having bought a good size piece of land on the name of a trusted close family member.
In corner a small traditional house was set up for that family to guard/oversee the land and future large luxury to be built house for after retirement (or perhaps a few years earlier).
Surounded by small traditional houses and the next mosk was already in place a not to close and not to far distance away and no space for enlarging it.
I felt sure/secure. Only 10 years, and then I would call in architects and builders.
Ahh, the dream.
But instead of a mosk "someone" decided a large two story school had to be built right next to the open spot where I would plan my house.
No preparatory talks, and our dear trusted relative didn't mention or warn us (lesson learned here) ...so surprise surprise when we came on visiting holidays the next year:
Screaming noisy classrooms, a courtyard where amature musicians practice their poor skills every opportunity of a local holiday -with AMPLIFIERS of course.
And , they conveniently "forgot" to plan a walkway to the school..needless to say, I was supposed to grant that path for all the children and staff over my terrain.
..or else I/we would be shunned by the local kampung community.
Imagine, the same community I helped financially (collections back home) after the earthquake disaster.