Conifer hedges

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Samson
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Conifer hedges

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Hello all,

What distance would you recommend if you to plant a conifer hedge behind a beech hedge?

Our neighbours have been spiteful and planted a row of conifers 1-2m behind our beech hedge in 2021, the growth of the beech hedge has been significantly less in the last year and now the conifers are 3m high.

What could we do moving forwards?

Thank you all.
vuego100
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What are you trying to achieve?
Samson
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Prevent death of beech hedge, allow light into home and enjoyment.
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"Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 allows local councils to deal with complaints about high hedges whose area contains the land on which the hedge is situated.

When councils are determining a complaint they must first decide whether the height of the high hedge is having an adverse effect on a neighbour’s enjoyment of their home and/or its garden or yard. If it is, then councils can order the owner of a high hedge to take action to put right the problem and stop it from happening again.

The legislation also allows councils to set and charge fees for handling these complaints."
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vuego100 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:04 am "Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 allows local councils to deal with complaints about high hedges whose area contains the land on which the hedge is situated.

When councils are determining a complaint they must first decide whether the height of the high hedge is having an adverse effect on a neighbour’s enjoyment of their home and/or its garden or yard. If it is, then councils can order the owner of a high hedge to take action to put right the problem and stop it from happening again.

The legislation also allows councils to set and charge fees for handling these complaints."
the council also consider whether sufficient mediation has been attempted prior to receiving the application - and may reject if not satisfied
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