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by arborlad
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: 6 Metre Beech Hedge Blocking Light
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: 6 Metre Beech Hedge Blocking Light

Wonder if the OP went ahead with the purchase................or not?
by arborlad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

You still would need an abstraction permit from the relevant water company. However the old deeds may show that a historic one may still exist. I'm less sure of that, if, as I suspect, this turns out to be a water supply to the land in question and a century ago the upstream neighbour started to us...
by arborlad
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1271

Re: Forum Update

Is it wise or correct to still be announcing members birthdays as they occur?
by arborlad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours

TO wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Sonofabeech didn't buy a house with a tree in the garden, they bought a tree with a house in the garden.


:) That's the one, thanks.
by arborlad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

S. 62 Law of Property Act would apply here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Ge ... section/62
by arborlad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Fair point IdefixUK. No, the ground isn't eroded at all. I do remember an old local chap saying there used to be a stream in close proximity to where our property is now, well before the house was built - but it was not where we currently have the drain problem. Whatever source this is, it looks li...
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

What size are the pipes?
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

This is why I posted this conundrum on here! You guys come up with some brilliant ideas! Will try the thermometer trick...….. Thank you again. No need for that, just hold your hand in it and if it's noticeably colder than ambient, there's a good chance it's from an underground source, with a bit of...
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Totallyfedup wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:59 pm
We thought it was excessive too. Apparently not, according to a drainage expert.....


How cold is the water?
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Totallyfedup wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Thanks arborlad.

We don't have a problem with taking the water - it is the other stuff in it! The sand equates to probably 2 - 3 coffee mugs per day. We have been told that this is not an excessive amount.....



It seems excessive to me - who told you that?
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Due to the drain breaking down on the neighbouring land, there is also sand and silt in the water running from their land onto ours. The owners of the neighbouring property have told us that we are obliged to take the sand and silt, as well as the water. They are refusing to fit a silt trap. We hav...
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 48
Views: 611

Re: Victorian Land Drains

We do think it may be an underground stream. The water does run clear, but due to the old drain breaking down, there is some silt etc in it. It is a long shot, but we are hoping CCTV may be able to pinpoint where it is actually coming from. I never gave old OS maps a thought.....I will look into th...