Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:25
I did see the earlier posts. It's their hedge - they can do what they want with it. Whether anyone else thinks they're wrong or not is irrelevant. The neighbour didn't cut the hedge down, and since it's not their hedge, they can't decide what happens to it.
I had a neighbour years ago who had a lovely tree in their garden which I often admired, and loved looking at it through the changing seasons. It also blocked a view of road signs and an ugly wall. They cut it down. It was very disappointing - but it wasn't my tree, so that was just tough! I certainly had no right to tell them what they could or couldn't do with their property.
If they (the OPs) don't like the fence after they've done it - they can always plant another hedge in front of it. The neighbour can do the same too if they don't like the fence