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by Clifford Pope
Wed May 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Open space to garden land
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Open space to garden land

What is the land's current planning use?
by Clifford Pope
Fri May 04, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Access Required on Land Locked Land.
Replies: 25
Views: 2819

Re: Access Required on Land Locked Land.

Horseman01 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:55 am
(not sure what ' save' means)
Standard but somewhat dated English meaning "excepting only ...)
by Clifford Pope
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Road class of attached highway?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Road class of attached highway?

It seems bizarre to me that bits at the side of a road can have a different classification to the centre. Among other anomalies that would allow would be the right to create an entrance on an otherwise classified road on the grounds that the bit at the side was unclassified, and therefore not subjec...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Statues and Permitted Development
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Statues and Permitted Development

Read here about the Headington Shark, which would appear to be a similar case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Headington_Shark I remember reading about this at the time. I recall that the local authority took exception to the sculpture, but it seems that in the end was unable to do anything as it...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Definition Of Frontager
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Re: Definition Of Frontager

This thread seems to cover the ground:

https://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/phpBB2/view ... =4&t=19345

It seems to be clear from this that any part of a property's boundaries adjoining a road constitute "frontage", nothing to do with front door, street number etc.
by Clifford Pope
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hazardous sewer pipe conundrum responsibility?
Replies: 41
Views: 2768

Re: Hazardous sewer pipe conundrum responsibility?

A quick Google for the safe Hydrogen Sulphide limits show:
The workplace exposure limits (WELs), for H2S are 5 ppm, according to COSH.

I recall from school chemistry that it is as dangerous as Hydrogen Cyanide, but because of its vile smell it is easy to overestimate its presence.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Access from the back garden park (council land)
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Access from the back garden park (council land)

paszczaqp@gmail.com wrote: kids tend to use our wall and shrubs as a immediate toilet...


I can see why you particularly chose this one. :)
by Clifford Pope
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Insisting on a right of way? Or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Insisting on a right of way? Or not?

This thread reminds me exactly why I hate villages and "communities" and won't live in one.
Newcomers complaining about church bells and cockerells, old residents with nothing better to do raking up old deeds, competitive vegetable growing, garden fence head-shaking - neighbours, who'd have 'em? :)
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wayleave Agreement payments misdirected
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Wayleave Agreement payments misdirected

I had a similar situation with an electricity transmission pole. After I discovered that I could get a wayleave and payments for it, I found it was incorrectly marked on the electricity board's map as being on a farmer's field not mine. They surveyed it and agreed, so I got my wayleave and a few bac...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Purchasing House with water and soak away in farmers fields
Replies: 25
Views: 2827

Re: Purchasing House with water and soak away in farmers fie

Does the spring supply any other property or agricultural use? You need to consider what would happen if that use increased - farmer builds another house, holiday lets, caravan park, etc. Also the depth of the pipe. It might be fine if the land is only used for grazing, but supposing the farmer deci...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Right to access over verge
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Right to access over verge

What if there isn't a verge? Where our hedge stops the metal road begins.
Many years ago I created a new access by cutting a gap in the hedge. Nothing happened.
No permission is needed to grow a hedge - why would it be needed to cut it down?
by Clifford Pope
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Conflicting information at every turn...
Replies: 26
Views: 2526

Re: Conflicting information at every turn...

despair wrote:Have you searched for or vhecked old arieal shots they might help
Google Earth historical view goes back to 2005 even in our isolated part of the world.
If the hedge has been growing unchecked since then then even 12 years will show an enormous encroachment.
by Clifford Pope
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Dispute with Neighbour (But not over his land)
Replies: 18
Views: 3097

Re: Boundary Dispute with Neighbour (But not over his land)

He's not claiming that he owns the bit of land, just that you don't? So he would still have to put his stepladder on someone else's land to paint his shed? Why bother - why not just ask you if it's OK once every few years? Who does he think does own the land, if not him? You could ask the council - ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Neighbour's garage stands 2ft into my garden
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Neighbour's garage stands 2ft into my garden

You could try a friendly chat with the neighbour suggesting that if you were to buy the strip for a reasonable sum, he would then be in a position to replace it with a better garage on the new line. Then you would both gain - he'd have a new garage, and you would have a bit of extra garden with a ni...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Vehicle using my drive as a passing point
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Vehicle using my drive as a passing point

It is a fact of country life that driveways, verges, field entrances, etc will be used as passing places. You have to accept that and either construct your entranceway with reinforced concrete a foot thick to take a 50 tonne lorry, or use rubble and gravel at the lower section and just tip more into...