Removal of half a hedge.

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Removal of half a hedge.

Post by Concerned » Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:33 pm

I have planning permission for a single storey development up to the edge of my boundary. To facilitate building work a 23 feet (approx) stretch of privet (5ft high and 2 feet wide) ideally requires removal. The hedge is shared equally by us both. My neighbours want the hedge to stay. I suggested I removed only my half of the hedge up to the boundary but they said doing that would kill their remaining half. Am I allowed to remove my half? Advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Removal of half a hedge.

Post by » Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:59 pm

Quite simply, you cannot cut it to the detriment of the health of the plant.



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Post by Gardening Taff » Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:16 am

My mother inherited a house with a privet hedge that overgrew into an adjoining alleyway. She was obliged by the local council to trim it back.

She did so, right back to the boundary line as ordered, removing all greenery.

It grew back in no time!

She wanted to spray the offending side with a chemical that reduces growth (Cutlass) but the EU have now banned this product!

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Post by Alan Harris » Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:12 am

Dear Conscerned

Prune severely with care on your side leaving the main trunk.

No reason for it to die .


Alan Harris
Alan is a consulting engineer specialising in subsidence, tree roots, soils and party wall surveying.

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