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Can I replace high Conifers with a similar height fence

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by utterlydiy, 8 May 2019.

  1. utterlydiy

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    Had a row of conifers across the bottom of our garden for some 30 years approx 3.5mtrs tall which gives us privacy from a public footpath.

    With the ever increasing dry summers etc, the conifers are suffering (bare/brown) and taking as moisture from the soil the other plants and bushes are suffering too.

    The council rules that the height of fencing should be 2mts max, yet had conifers of 3.5mts for so long.

    Want to replace the conifers with a feathered edge fence of 3.6mts and argue the conifers has caused no issues to others over the years, yet one neighbour has conifers 4mts plus high.

    Any comments ??
     
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    I'm just imagining all the three metre tall people on the footpath...
     
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    More seriously, I'm wondering what height fence would in fact do the job of giving privacy - I imagine it's probably 2.5m or so?
     
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    Here's your answer:

     
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    Thanks,
    But its abit screwy, when you have conifers/hedgerows 4mts high then only allowed 2mt fence. :confused:
     
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    The actual pathway is higher than the ground level where the conifers are planted and on a slope, where one end of the row even though 3.5mts walkers could see over into the home where as the opposite end of the row is totally private as the pathway is below the planted level of the conifers.
     
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    Petition the council to restrict hedges to 2 metres then.

    Oops, too late

    "Local councils have powers to deal with complaints about hedges over 2 metres high under Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 ('the Act) and the High Hedges (Appeals) (England) Regulations 2005."
     
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    I think I'd be tempted to put up a 2m fence with a 1m trellis on top - then if anyone (I would think unlikely) does object further down the line, you have the option to just remove the trellis.
     
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    Yeah Good point.

    Could use a green fine mesh to add alittle more privacy on the trellis.
     
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    Or grow something up it!
     
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    I have some 50 foot tall Leylandii conifers at the bottom of my garden.

    Can I replace them with a fence of the same height?

    Im not sure what size posts I will need
     
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    Expect you're the type of bloke who boasts how big he is between his legs, or wish he was.............
     
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