"...is evident that the Applicant has no interest in the environment and the local area since purchase of this unique property, the applicant from July 2012 has let the house and its beautiful gardens go to absolute wreck(sic) and ruin...."
During the period we have lived and worked overseas and employed a local person as a gardner
that is a matter of opinion.- and is it any of his business particularly as there is a 2 metre fence =which I maintain - between the properties
My point is I have paid a gardener
'FOR JO C'
The fact that the previous owners and our opinion of what constitutes a 'nice' garden does not give the neighbour the right to judge the state of the garden.
By any normal standard it would have been impossible to rate the garden when we purchased as there was virtually no space that was not planted - simply a wilderness that had had no real attention for a number of years.
Whilst we are at the beginning of our 'journey' re the garden I do not believe any reasonable person would offer the view that the garden has deteriorated in any respect. Many would argue that we have significantly improved the ambience of the property with what we have done