garden drainage

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garden drainage

Post by loughs » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:02 pm

My neighbours have built a second dwelling in their garden. Since it has been built, my garden has become increasingly waterlogged. They removed llandui trees to build the extension which probably helped keep our garden dry. Do I have any recourse here? We didnt appeal the planning because the dwelling is for a disabled person.

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Post by appledore » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:46 pm

Is the new house connected to the drains or a septic tank? What did it say on the plans about drainage?
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Post by loughs » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:18 pm

Oh god, i dont know what it said on the plans about drainage. Its connected to the main drains of their house. All I checked on the plans was there were no windows looking over into the garden and the height of the building. Even at that, we were told it would be pushed through anyway because ot it being for disabled people.

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Post by despair » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:28 pm

While I cant bear Leylandi I doubt they would have kept your garden from being waterlogged

You need to establish what was done with the rain water /surface water drainage ...........they may not have connected that to storm drains but dug an inefficient soakaway instead which is therefore seeping into your garden

Is the new building on higher land than yours
Have they concreted over a large area of patio /surrounds etc

Go and see the Local Buildings Inspector and seek his help

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Re: garden drainage

Post by Myra Hush » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:41 pm

Make your own drainage to avoid water logged in your garden.