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by TO
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedge Act - unusual case needs advice
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: High Hedge Act - unusual case needs advice

Either the owner or occupier can complain. But each individual dwelling would be treated as a seperate complaint. I imagine that it would be left to the occupiers to fund their own complaints. I can't imagine the owner will fund several individual complaints. Privacy is something that carries weight...
by TO
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

Correct.
by TO
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Planning permission - with Tree report
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Planning permission - with Tree report

Depends on the wording of the conditions attached to the planning permission.
by TO
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

There are always alternatives too the High hedge Legislation... Other than illegal acts, out of the question, discussing the issues and agreeing a compromise, tried to no avail, living with it, not what the OP wants, what are the alternatives. To get your right to light you have to demonstrate that...
by TO
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

Hi Frede

Your neighbour is perfectly entitled to plant his hedge. Essentially your only recourse if you are not happy is a high hedge complaint.
by TO
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Removing Tree From a Planting Scheme
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Removing Tree From a Planting Scheme

As the OP says that the tree is part of the tree planting scheme that means that it is part of the planning application. No it's part of the planning consent. It does not force anyone to put X species tree at position x for all time. Maybe, depends on the wording of the condition, or if the tree ha...
by TO
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

Without seeing the decision letter it's not possible to say. However, if the decision notice was no action is required and included an advisory note stating what would be considered an acceptable hedge height its not enforceable.
by TO
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

Don't expect a review anytime soon. There are many other bits of legislation that have been waiting for a review much longer. You can question/appeal the Councils decision via the Planning Inspectorate. I guess your complaint resulted in a decision that resulted in no action. Included in the decisio...
by TO
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

I did reply, but it just disappeared into the ether. I've administered complaints for my Council. Don't expect a review anytime soon. The Act is balanced and fair. That's why it takes account of the complainant and hedge grower. Drafting a cogent decision letter which considers and balances the argu...
by TO
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Removing Tree From a Planting Scheme
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Removing Tree From a Planting Scheme

Planning permission, including any conditions, go with the land, and whoever is, from time to time, the owner of the land.
by TO
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Hedges on Greenbelt
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Hedges on Greenbelt

More interesting by the hour. You have bought an area of lowland mixed deciduous woodland which you have cleared. I guess it wasn't TPO'd or in a conservation area or we'd be having a different conversation. I take it you didn't need a felling licence either. You have put in an application for a cha...
by TO
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedges Legislation
Replies: 39
Views: 1584

Re: High Hedges Legislation

Has anyone used this legislation Lots of people have. what kind of decision was made by the Local Authority? The one they thought was right based on the merits of the case. Did you find the decision as a complainant about the hedge/s fair and balanced? Yes if the Council or Planning Inspector agree...
by TO
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Hedges on Greenbelt
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Hedges on Greenbelt

You do not need to get planning permission to plant the hedge. You may need planning permission for a change of use. Green belt is a planning designation not a use class. What was the land used for, e.g.; agriculture, the keeping of horses, domestic garden. If you want to change it from one use to a...
by TO
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Neighbour planted trees but Land Registry not allowed
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Neighbour planted trees but Land Registry not allowed

It would be something for the developer to pursue. That is assuming you can get them to do something. Even if you can get them to do something it would be frought with risks.