how high can they go?

how high can they go?

Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:49 pm

my neighbours are getting a fence for the back garden, and this willblock our lovely view of the sea. We also have a conservatory that will be blocked from the light. Their garden has been built up apx. 2ft and if they put a 6foot fence on top of this it will totally block the light and view from our conservatory. then this will be apx 8foot high. can they build the fence on top of what they have built up in the garden?? We thought you could only have a limit from the ground level of 6ft. but if this has been built up can they still do this??
pls help or advise...
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Postby despair » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:26 pm

Firstly i am afraid you do not have a right to a view

You may have a right to light but this depends on many factors not the least of which is the number of years of enjoyment of the light

Technically you can install a fence up to 6ft 6in from your own ground level

If your neighbours have deliberatly built up their land and failed to put in proper support for the higher land then both the Planning officer and Building regs officer could well be interested

Otherwise short of appealing to your neighbours better nature i dont think theres much you could do

Personally i would welcome 8ft high fencing in place of 12 ft high Leylandii any day
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Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:16 pm

thnaks for your honest reply and for the light in the room we have had this for a year and a half. plus how do they define the ground level as they have also built up their garden by at least 6ft and then the built up area above this level to apx the 2 ft - so where is defined as ground level?? for the height of the fence. and ps have you really got them trees??
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Postby despair » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:25 pm

If they have built their garden up 6 ft plus another 2ft that is crazy

Get onto Building regs and planning fast

You need 20+ years of light to be able to claim right to light

and yes 150ft boundary with 60 plus ghastly leylandii all 12ft high on the other side of it

and the biggest NFH you could meet
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Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:32 pm

sorry for asking but NFH???

Yes their garden has been built up very high , up to our same level as the garden looks down to theirs on the side , ie we are looking down to their level and think they must have got a complex or something..... so they now have a garden level near to ours but still lower . so we are waiting to see at the mo to check how high the fence is going to be in the next few days possibly.
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Postby southerngirl » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:46 pm

NFH means Neighbour from Hell.
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Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:51 pm

thanks for that should have realised really , silly me. cos weve got the best here theyre all off it, the fence will be a good idea just waiting to see the height?
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Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:55 pm

how do we get in touch with the planning officer and the building regulator?
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Postby despair » Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:02 pm

Planning Officers and Building Regulations Officer will both be found in the Planning Dept of your local Council Offices
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Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:05 pm

thanks may need them too due to the land as described is not secure kept up with sleepers and theyre already bending....
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Postby desperate » Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:06 pm

and how do you know so much about all this????? is this your job
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Postby despair » Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:18 pm

No

Had to deal with planning several times over my own and relatives planning issues .........pays to do your research

plus been on this forum a long time
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Postby desperate » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:12 am

thanks
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