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Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 19:23

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and support!

 

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 17:53

Husband is liking the idea of raising height of fence with wires and posts. 

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 17:49

Thanks for all your interest in our problem! Planning permission was applied for and granted - however, although we made comments we didn't object not realising the height (5metres) or the proximity to border (50cm) - these measurements were not on the online plan. Sadly we did not check again when approval was granted - we are an easy going couple - so feel a bit stupid. Let's say we wouldn't even build this size of garage this near our own house - so it is galling to have this so close.

No visit was made to see the visual impact on our property - which is interesting because planning approval says ' the building of the garage is not detrimental to the visual amenity of neighbouring properties' I have written to councill challenging the decision, and will take it to Ombudsman - couple with garage are not approachable at all. We are endeavouring to remain calm - there are lot more terrible things in the world - and so I keep telling myself! I am hopeful that it may have to be lowered - and yes it is taller than a one storey house. Our 2 year old looked out the window and said 'house' so you get the picture!

We were on holiday for 3 weeks - so it was quite a shock.

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 11:58

Should have said - 5 metre tall garage is in our neighbour's garden - it is overwhelliming and we can't believe it passed planning - height was not on plans.

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 11:56

Thanks for replies - more welcome! 

Our fence is already 2 metres tall and we can use this . The garage is only 50cm beyond it and rises to 16 Feet. So we feel we need height to soften the look and cover some of the sharp edges of the garage. Ideally we

would like 3metres height - so thinking of flowering cherry.

We have good soil, south facing aspect with lots of sun - also extremely sheltered.

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:30

Hi I posted this already but on wrong part of forum.

We have 7.5 metres between our living room folding, glass doors and this newly erected 5 metre tall garage.

What could we plant to screen and soften the look - don't mind seeing some of the garage - in fact would be difficult to hide it all?!

Can't make use of the wall. Thought of flowering cherry or Californian Lilac.

I look forward to getting some ideas. Thank you, Elaine

Help with screening neighbour's new 5 metre garage.

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:12

Hi Please, please we need help. Our neighbours garage is up - it is 5 m square and 5 metres tall. It is 8 metres from our glass folding doors in the lounge. I am very upset looking at it's hard lines and size. 

We are looking to plant in front of the dividing 2m tall wooden fence but don't have much room. We will not be able to make use of the garage wall. We thought of flowering cherry - but so many to choose from. We have a metre wide border then grass for about 5 metres then 1.5 metres patio stones.

I am really hopeful that you can help us. Thank you Elaine

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Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Plant ideas needed. 
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Help with screening neighbour's new 5 metre garage.

Suggestions sought from knowledgable gardeners. 
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