hedge height

hedge height

Postby youngies16 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:35 pm

hi is the a limit on the height of hedges running along a highway footpath, and is there a law if the hedges are in our boundary line but causes restricting to our neighbours view when reversing out of there garage
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Re: hedge height

Postby hzatph » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:42 am

No, noting in particular. High Hedges provisions may apply if it is evergreen and over 2m but that won't help.
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Re: hedge height

Postby despair » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:43 pm

i suggest you do the decent thing and try getting out of your neighbours drive /garage yourself and see the problem from their side

If you are blocking their sight lines with your hedge do not forget an accident could happen and kill a child

With the utmost care in the world your neighbour may still be in this position

If you refuse to face this serious issue its just possible you could be guilty of contributory negligence
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Re: hedge height

Postby Treeman » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:51 pm

despair wrote:i suggest you do the decent thing and try getting out of your neighbours drive /garage yourself and see the problem from their side

If you are blocking their sight lines with your hedge do not forget an accident could happen and kill a child

With the utmost care in the world your neighbour may still be in this position

If you refuse to face this serious issue its just possible you could be guilty of contributory negligence



Scaremongering.........

The driver can always reverse in and drive out, that is the preferred option from the highway code.
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Re: hedge height

Postby arsie » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:40 am

Treeman wrote:The driver can always reverse in and drive out, that is the preferred option from the highway code.


True. Depending on the circumstances reversing out may be possible with care. We do in our old village. Highways Dept like to ensure there is room to turn round to achieve the ideal of driving into a property as well as out on to the highway in forward gear, but this is not a 'must have'. For example this will rarely be possible with the housing densities found in a modern new build estate.
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Re: hedge height

Postby despair » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Since its technically illegal to reverse out onto the road and i will never do it

The plain fact remains if a hedge blocks the sightline when exiting a driveway Forwards an accident may result no matter how slowly and careful you are

The OP needs to consider the issue from his neighbours side of the hedge
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Re: hedge height

Postby Rowan » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:50 pm

despair wrote:Since its technically illegal to reverse out onto the road and i will never do it ............


From the Highway Code -

"The Highway Code Reversing (200-203)

200
Choose an appropriate place to manoeuvre. If you need to turn your vehicle around, wait until you find a safe place. Try not to reverse or turn round in a busy road; find a quiet side road or drive round a block of side streets.

201
Do not reverse from a side road into a main road. When using a driveway, reverse in and drive out if you can."
(my bold/type-sizing)

So not illegal - many roads are narrow and so crowded by parked vehicles that it can be impossible to reverse into a driveway without blocking the highway with multiple turning manouvers
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Re: hedge height

Postby Treeman » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:24 pm

despair wrote:Since its technically illegal to reverse out onto the road and i will never do it

The plain fact remains if a hedge blocks the sightline when exiting a driveway Forwards an accident may result no matter how slowly and careful you are

The OP needs to consider the issue from his neighbours side of the hedge


No they don't, they can continue to do as they are doing.


Do you have any legal precedent to back up your claim of contributory negligence? Reference to some court case perhaps?
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Re: hedge height

Postby Treeman » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:25 pm

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