Posted: 16/01/2017 at 15:58
I've just had a hand delivered letter from the council, stating that someone has enquired about building houses on next door, a planning officer has been round, they noticed the wood and they have slapped an interim tree preservation order on every tree next door. This means I cannot even trim the sycamore that threaten my roof and give the squirrels access.
As Mrs N next door is away at her sons during the mourning period, I think that this was overkill. According to the woman who delivered the letter, I cannot even trim the hazel trees that I usually coppice for bean sticks.
It looks like things will be moving faster than we thought.