Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:03
If she's doing that she's actually complying with the law, but as for her assertions they're tosh. Privet is a good hedge for some nesting birds, so removing it would be detrimental for wildlife. She can put a fence up on her side without removing the hedge, not beneficial to wildlife. I think you just have a bad neighbour.
I have bad neighbour so I make my garden as colourful and as wildlife friendly as possible,(his wife nags him to do more with his garden, brilliant revenge to hear the arguments). As long as you know your'e doing the right thing ignore her and put her garden to shame, it really is the best revenge.