To think that removing all trees from the adjacent garden might have warranted advance notice?
LongDeadMotherofHorrors · 13/06/2013 12:53
8am this morning tree surgeons arrived and are eliminating (chipping) ALL mature trees next door. We shall have no privacy now. My car is parked right underneath a tree on our boundary - no-one has knocked to say that there might be disruption. Apparently these trees had no TPO on them. What to do?
tapdancingelephant · 13/06/2013 13:00
Do you live across the road from me? Tree elimination going on over there too. Tbh, I will enjoy the extra light into the upstairs rooms (although maybe not at 5am when the baby wakes!)
We cleared our garden last year (previous owners had left it in a state) which meant significant de-shrubbiing of shared boundary with neighbour. They commented on it a few days later and I got the impression they were a bit put out (means our front doors now have clear line of sight between them, how shocking ), but not sure what else we shoudl have done - our garden was a right state, and we wanted to clear it up
plainjaney · 13/06/2013 13:01
Agree with the others I'm afraid. What they do in their garden with their trees is entirely their business. A knock about the car would have been polite but if the contractors felt they could do the job without causing issue to your vehicle they probably decided not to disturb you at 8am.
cantspel · 13/06/2013 13:09
8am is the start of the working day and the trees are not yours to make a fuss about. if you want trees plant your own although once the job is done you might be surprised how much extra light you get and be glad to see the back of them.
If you want screening from next door then put up some trellis and grow some fast growing climbers.
LongDeadMotherofHorrors · 13/06/2013 13:13
Well there is an issue of courtesy. But that aside, there is an issue of privacy. There was no visibility into our garden before 8m this morning. Since every tree in the garden (including trees in excess of 30 feet) has been removed all around its boundary, there is now a clear line of sight from at least 500 years away down one entire boundary - it's rather akin to removing a boundary wall. Why are they doing it - to make room for a house for which they have not yet made a planning application.
tapdancingelephant - no babies opposite so I don't think we are neighbours!
skaen · 13/06/2013 13:23
Unless they know that you liked hte trees for privacy etc then they might have thought they'd be helping you. I know our neighbours would be thrilled if we cut down the trees in our garden.
It will be easier for them to get planning permission for land without mature trees on whether or not there is a TPO and that would probably have outweighed any objections you made to cutting the trees down.
LongDeadMotherofHorrors · 13/06/2013 13:29
skaen - that is very interesting and supports what I suspected. I have the impression that what we think is irrelevant to the owners of the plot (that section has been sold to a developer I think). I just feel a bit violated. The sudden removal of something has as much impact as the sudden placement of something.
I shall look on the bright side and enjoy the newly expanded view/wasteland while I do the ironing.
propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS · 13/06/2013 13:55
I can understand exactly why you upset. Of course it is going to be upsetting to lose the privacy to your garden. Looking out pf your window and seeing an undesirable view is not ideal, especially if it was previously green and attractive. A private garden elevates house price so the neighbour's actions have blighted you. That said, with no TPO the remove if the trees is lawful. In your shoes I would plant trees or some screening and attempt to regain my privacy (particularly if a new house is to be but overlooking your garden).
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