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by mugwump
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 4687

Re: School Boundary Trees

One month later after being shamed into dealing with the trees, an article appears in the local paper where the school is having to cut back and ask parents for donations because they had to use money earmarked for education to appease neighbouring households over some trees. Media can work both way...
by mugwump
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 4687

Re: School Boundary Trees

If Railtrack were to install a failsafe system to stop trains running red lights why don't they. Lives would be saved. But if the cost of the system is £200 million and it saves 5 lives a year, a life being worth £2 million, over it's 10 year operational life the system would save 50 lives with a t...
by mugwump
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Estate agents contract to sell property when property owner dies
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Estate agents contract to sell property when property owner dies

Another way of looking at it is that since it transfers (for nothing) to the executors at point of death then commission to the EA will be zero as no money has changed hands. :)
by mugwump
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Trying to upgrade my electricity supply, being blocked by neighbour :(
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Trying to upgrade my electricity supply, being blocked by neighbour :(

I'm guessing pole 2 would be at the furthest extent that they allow for a span so moving toward pole 1 may well be a no go. Have you got all the details of what would need doing and the cost? Doubling the transformer capability could possibly involve replacing the feed cables as well
by mugwump
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: unknown land and fencing
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: unknown land and fencing

I can understand why he has taken the trees down. They sit in no man's land and if that is his house behind then he will be the one that is going to have trouble with them in terms of in growth and root incursion.

Nip the problem in the bud early
by mugwump
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: 6 Metre Beech Hedge Blocking Light
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: 6 Metre Beech Hedge Blocking Light

Not if it's there as a privacy screen
by mugwump
Mon May 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Untidy land with no clear boundary
Replies: 77
Views: 2587

Re: Untidy land with no clear boundary

This has been ongoing for 5 pages now.

Unless you are willing to take a risk somewhere along the line then you may as well forget about this bit of land.

There is no magic risk free answer, you need to stick your neck out if you want it
by mugwump
Sat May 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Access Required on Land Locked Land.
Replies: 25
Views: 1350

Re: Access Required on Land Locked Land.

By combining 'our land' and 'a' any rows or easements between them are extinguished. If you now split then 'our land' becomes truly landlocked because it has lost the use of the footpath on 'a' that runs from the drive to 'our land' Add to that, who will be paying the solicitors fees for all this. W...
by mugwump
Sat May 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Access Required on Land Locked Land.
Replies: 25
Views: 1350

Re: Access Required on Land Locked Land.

The land wouldn't acquire the same rights as a if both owned by a. it would if all amalgamated into a single title though. However if then split it would still need permission from a to get to it.
by mugwump
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Private Road and Right of Way for new house
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: Private Road and Right of Way for new house

Having read both those I do not see where there it actually says or implies that a right of way MUST be granted.

Pilman's clearly states about having to get an agreement AND, probably, having to pay through the nose for it
by mugwump
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Hedges on Greenbelt
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Hedges on Greenbelt

Correct, not enough wood for a felling license, it is Identified by Natural England as a Habitat of Principal Importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity in England, does this make any difference, all I want to do is plant a hedge, which is evergreen, maybe create a natural pond and also ...
by mugwump
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Any Neighbourhood Plan experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Any Neighbourhood Plan experts?

Green space designation does not stop utilities and such installing their stuff. It just gives them an extra thing to consider when siting above ground stuff. There is no reason why e.g. a new water pipe can not be laid astute land will be returned to its previous state. It's not as if the land beco...
by mugwump
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Any Neighbourhood Plan experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Any Neighbourhood Plan experts?

Green space designation will actually protect your route for utilities etc by preventing/limiting any development on that land. That said, if you look a the NPPF criteria for designating land as green space then the PC will struggle to achieve it Is there any evidence that the community actually use...
by mugwump
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is PP needed to lower ground level?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Is PP needed to lower ground level?

Do you really need a garage or could you erect a car port ( cantilever type ) off the side of the bungalow where people seem to park already? Cheaper and less hassle all round ( aside from routing the water run off) I bet the neighbour's would love it if somebody provided a carport at the side of t...
by mugwump
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is PP needed to lower ground level?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Is PP needed to lower ground level?

Is there a right of way for the bungalow to use the tarmac leading to the gap between the bungalow and house?