Accurate hedge height measurement.

Accurate hedge height measurement.

Postby Knight Rider » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:49 pm

Hi All, My neighbours hedge is still growing, was 10 to 11 metres approx 2 years ago, I think its now around 13 to 14m.
I know the distance from the hedge into my garden and made up a home made clinometer. This gave height as 14m.

What I need to know is who's the best people to contact regarding getting its height measured accurately so I can resubmit my complaint. I emailed a couple surveyors close to me but dont seem interested - prob too much bother and not enough cash to be made from me !!!

I already went HH complaint (lost) AHH was specified as 10.8M, and then went to appeal & (lost) in 2008. Need to get accurate height before going back to council.

Lincs/S.Yorks Area
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Postby despair » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:26 pm

A hedge 10.8 metres and your HH Law claim was dismissed and lost on appeal

How far is the hedge from your windows etc

Thats crazy I sure woiuld not want the aggro of trying to coontrol a hedge that height

3 metres is more than enough for most people
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Postby Knight Rider » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:09 pm

Its not on my immediate boundary, its the other side of neighbours back garden, but is south facing to me. And its 12m from my conservatory.

As i said, the council put on a AHH of 10.8m, its now way above that and am about to resubmit my complaint. Need to get it measured properly.

Having said that it has never been measured accurately at any time during the complaints procedure. Think the council guy held up a long pole, and guessed its height.
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Postby despair » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:11 pm

Surely the Appeals guy measured it correctly
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Postby TO » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:11 am

Hi

Despair, maybe the Planning Inspector did measure it accurately, maybe they didn't measure it at all, but what Knight Rider wants is the hedge height now, not from two years ago.

Phone round some of your local tree surgeons and arboricultural consultants, they should have a means to measure the height accurately if you are not happy with your own reading. Maybe even your Councils Tree Officer will do it, some of us are very helpful and obliging, at least till we say no.

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Postby Knight Rider » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:45 pm

Will try that and see how it goes, as said already tried a couple but didnt seem interested.
This was last December, south facing, good ole neighbours hedge, lovely aint it, NOT. !!Image
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Postby despair » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:52 pm

I am stunned that you lost even on appeal

That hedge is an abomination
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Postby arborlad » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:58 pm

Doesn't look like Leylandii.

Do you have any sailing friends, a sextant could be used to determine the height of the hedge.
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Postby Knight Rider » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:47 pm

Yes we did lose despair, we do get some sun from october to march but only after 12:30 pm. I am going to go back to the council and resubmit the complaint and ask them to measure it. See what happens.
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Postby Knight Rider » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:50 pm

arborlad wrote:Doesn't look like Leylandii.

Do you have any sailing friends, a sextant could be used to determine the height of the hedge.


I am sure it is leylandii, the speed its gone up in the last 8-10 yrs, when we moved here it was not a problem and the neighbour said he would keep on top of it. But obviously was too much bother for him.

I have several words for him but non can be written on here
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Postby ukmicky » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:48 pm

despair wrote:I am stunned that you lost even on appeal

That hedge is an abomination


Its not nice but Im not stunned.

It is quite far from the house and the level of light reaching the garden/house judging by the photo seems pretty good.

The fact that it is south facing and blocks out a large proportion of the direct sunlight also has no bearing as you dont have a right to see the sun from your garden ,its simply down to acceptable levels of light
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Postby despair » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:55 pm

Looks more like Scots Pine to me than Leylandi
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Postby Treeman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:14 am

despair wrote:Looks more like Scots Pine to me than Leylandi


Definitely NOT
It’s a bit of a moot point but they look absolutely NOTHING like scots pine.
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Postby despair » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:52 am

So what are they then
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Postby Treeman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:18 am

despair wrote:So what are they then


Why does it matter?

Why bother with useless speculation? All you need to know is that they are evergreen and therefore are subject to the HH legislation.
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