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Most hedging plants grow up and out, they have to be clipped to keep them in bounds. Fast growers will need clipping even more often.
I can't think of anything that would go up quickly without spreading sideways.
A fence maybe, with climbers on your side?
An upright form of Ilex Crenata?
Could you add some trellis on your side to give more height for the climbers that nut suggests?
As a hedge, I can only think of things like Pyracantha which will grow against your fence happily.
And the nosy neighbours will get a face full of prickles to keep them away...
There's nothing to stop you erecting your own 'trellis fence' http://www.wickes.co.uk/fence-panel-trellis-square-lattice-6x6ft/invt/541004/ alongside the fence on your side of the boundary - you can then grow clematis, honeysuckle and roses up your own trellis and that will give you loads of privacy
Really a sad state of affairs, when you have difficult neighbours. Of course you could suggest to your neighbour, that they have the legal right, to cut back any trespassing branch etc. However they must returnthe cu-off to you.
A problem most encountered here is. We always tend to plant far too close to the dividing line. If possible. Prior to planting. Read up onthe possible height and spread of your subject. Then plant accordingly. Perhaps as a suggestion. A laural hedge. If left for a while. Laurels will grow straight up. Usually it is only after a long time or cutting back, that they will branch out. Nauty thought by Mike. From your side of the hedge. You can do what you like. At the same time, if left untouched. You will look out upon a bright grren hedge. Next door. Should they take to cutting back. Their view will be, Well not that very attractive. Perhaps I should change my name. Mike, the cunning old fox!!!!