Isthisok21

Decking and summerhouse

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So your garden extends longer than next door?  Who owns the bit that wraps around beyond the end of next doors garden?  That is where I would accidentally seed a few Leylandii :ph34r:

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I feel for you. I find it very difficult to let this type of thing go, it's stressful.

I can only imagine the increase in people putting in summerhouses and partying at home instead of the pub is going to see an increase in this type of issue. 
 

 

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Planners are busy so will take time to get out and visit the neighbour after they’ve sent them a letter.

 

To be honest it doesn’t look that tall compared to the 6 foot high fence and the photos from your upstairs exaggerate the effect somewhat. Along with the different ground levels, they could easily get the benefit of the doubt over this development and not have to make any changes. 
 

I’d be more concerned about their behaviour which won’t be planning but environment health(?). Speak to them and report your findings from the diary you’re keeping.

 

Looking ahead positively, it won’t get resolved tomorrow but in time the council will get round to looking at it. There’s a football tournament on and there are still massive restrictions on young people socialising so hopefully their behaviour will be better in more normal times and once the novelty of the garden room wears off. Also it may be a good call to increase the height of the fence a little to give you a bit more privacy.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, daiking said:

Planners are busy so will take time to get out and visit the neighbour after they’ve sent them a letter.

 

To be honest it doesn’t look that tall compared to the 6 foot high fence and the photos from your upstairs exaggerate the effect somewhat. Along with the different ground levels, they could easily get the benefit of the doubt over this development and not have to make any changes. 
 

I’d be more concerned about their behaviour which won’t be planning but environment health(?). Speak to them and report your findings from the diary you’re keeping.

 

Looking ahead positively, it won’t get resolved tomorrow but in time the council will get round to looking at it. There’s a football tournament on and there are still massive restrictions on young people socialising so hopefully their behaviour will be better in more normal times and once the novelty of the garden room wears off. Also it may be a good call to increase the height of the fence a little to give you a bit more

I dont think it's exaggerated really. It looks worse from downstairs personally. 

 

Hopefully will come out soon and have a look for us. 

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6 hours ago, Isthisok21 said:

I dont think it's exaggerated really. It looks worse from downstairs personally. 

 

Hopefully will come out soon and have a look for us. 

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That doesn’t look so bad apart from the colour scheme which is unfortunately not a crime. I think you have a reasonable claim that it may not be within the permitted development rules but I don’t think it’s clear cut. 
 

I’ve just built a bigger log cabin at the bottom of my garden and from my point of view I’ve tried to make it as less conspicuous as possible and I’ve followed the PD rules but if someone just doesn’t like it then there nothing they can do about it. 
 

I hope the council do get round to checking so you know where you stand either way and that they start acting more reasonably. A small extension to the top of the fence might be a good start in lessening the impact of their cabin.

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