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by cleo5
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Encroaching ivy on neighbour
Replies: 34
Views: 2172

Re: Encroaching ivy on neighbour

Ivy is best cleared by cutting it through stems 18 ins or so from ground and then again nearer the top of fence or wall. May need strong cutters and use gloves. After a few days gently pull off that in between bit. Then spray the root area on a windless day. The ivy should then die off. Suggest to n...
by cleo5
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Elderly neighbor has tripped on a path i own but they have a row- terraced housing
Replies: 79
Views: 4243

Re: Elderly neighbor has tripped on a path i own but they have a row- terraced housing

No, you misjudge me,mugwump. That was not the thought behind the heavy hinge. It was simply to ensure closure of the gate for the safety of child and any dog. It does not need to be a hard to open gate just one that self closes. Our metal side gate has two such hinges on it so that it closes behind ...
by cleo5
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Elderly neighbor has tripped on a path i own but they have a row- terraced housing
Replies: 79
Views: 4243

Re: Elderly neighbor has tripped on a path i own but they have a row- terraced housing

No not paranoid about Covid at all. Already had it .Son nearly died of it in December.! Just being reasonable and concerned for the Op when his garden is being unnessessarily invaded at a time when Govt advice is not to mix different families yet. It is not over. Look at Leicestershire! I Watch the ...
by cleo5
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Elderly neighbor has tripped on a path i own but they have a row- terraced housing
Replies: 79
Views: 4243

Re: Elderly neighbor has tripped on a path i own but they have a row- terraced housing

Sorry but I have to disagree with some of the posts on here. These are not ordinary times so anyone with a bit of commonsense would not use or linger on a ROW that goes through a private garden where owners are using the garden. . Why should OP and family be exposed to Covid 19 because some nasty ol...
by cleo5
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Cutting down over 50 trees - legal protection ?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Cutting down over 50 trees - legal protection ?

Sorry! meant the CPRE not the countryside commission..
They are a charity that try to protect all things rural including footpaths.
by cleo5
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Cutting down over 50 trees - legal protection ?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Cutting down over 50 trees - legal protection ?

Try contacting the Countryside Commission.
They might advise you..
No one has the right to trespass on someone else's land and cut down their trees.
It is both damage and theft.
What about the fence.?
Was that replaced?
by cleo5
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Surface water run off
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Surface water run off

Could you perhaps ask a reliable builder what he thinks could be done on your side to remedy the situation. He would not charge for for his opinion and an estimate for repair work. Maybe a deeper channel could be dug in front of your wall and filled with sand or similar so it drains better He will a...
by cleo5
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Horse Chestnut
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Horse Chestnut

Despair,s advice is the best. Get your own report done. It is more dangerous to fell dead trees as they can fall at the wrong angle....so I have just been advised re removal of dead chestnut trees.. Contact the council,s tree expert if you wish but some of them charge to come and advise. Our council...
by cleo5
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Tree over boundary, in Conservation Area, with restrictive covenant.
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Tree over boundary, in Conservation Area, with restrictive covenant.

Tree, shrub, whatever ,unless the neighbour agrees to have it lopped or topped there is no way you are going to getit removed. Chop all that grows over your side. If you want to get the council tree man ' s advice, because it is in a conservation area then do so. Explain th prooblem you have.. Forge...
by cleo5
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Pipe decommission advice
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Pipe decommission advice

If it is ametal pipe could you cut through it where it enters your land and solder thecorrect sized tin can over it. If a plastic pipe then there are all sorts of drain fixings and things to block water leaking. Cover any fixing with turf or whatever. Is the pipe visible or buried? But make quite su...
by cleo5
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Pipe decommission advice
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Pipe decommission advice

Havent managed to remove pipe as it is in boundary wall/ bank and is no longer any bother . Pigs long gone. Land above is higher than ours so water drains off naturally. Think environmental officer is your best bet....oil and other toxic waste being allowed to drain freely is against the law.. Could...
by cleo5
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Pipe decommission advice
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Pipe decommission advice

Maybe get in touch with the enviromental agency to determine if there is any toxic waste draining into your pond.. Tell neighbour he has no right to drainage over your land and he must remove the pipe or direct it into a drainage ditch on his own land . Enviromental officer will advise the neighbour...
by cleo5
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: neighbours not allowed to object to planning
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: neighbours not allowed to object to planning

In my experience , unless a great majority of neighbours object to a planning proposal that affects them then any objections are often overuled. Councils are in no way consistent in planning approvals . Covenants, restrictive or otherwise are completely ignored in most cases by owners of property an...
by cleo5
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Enforcement Notice pending
Replies: 69
Views: 3272

Re: Enforcement Notice pending

Dookie, If you have already spoken to the planning department and theyhave refused all your suggestions then why not buy a Shepherds Hut to use as living space? It doe not need tobe new and someof these are roomy enough for one person to live in. Less detrimental effect on the land you wish to prese...
by cleo5
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Oak tree with TPO
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Oak tree with TPO

Yes thanks Mac.
I had already checked present costs before posting.

Have had some experience with TPO,son trees in houses I have bought over the years.

Itcan cost £10,000 to move house because ofbother with trees.....a Possible £2,000 fine would seem the better option.