Posted: 09/05/2015 at 17:45
I'm hoping someone could advise me on a boundary issue.
A little info, I live in a semi detached house with large bay windows and the living rooms are at the back of the property. The distance between each houses bay window is around 3 feet. Between the back bay windows there is a well established hedge that runs from the house wall down the garden acting as a boundary.
My neighbours are planning an extension and I want to know if there is anything I can do as I have the following concerns.
1) Can they pull the hedge up without my permission? I love the hedge as looking down my garden I have birds and greenery. I do not want a wall right up to my bay window running down the garden.
2) The sunlight comes from my neighbours side, the height of an extension would stop light coming into my living room. It will cast a large permanent shadow across my lawn and flowerbeds, this will exaggerate drainage issues (Surface water) I have in the area, no direct sunlight will cause me to change the flower beds to better suited plants and I will need to move my seating area as there will be no direct warm light.
I have checked paperwork from when I bought the house and the boundary side in questions is listed as "responsibility unknown".
Thank you for any advice