Hi, Thank you for your answer.We spoke to the neighbour before, during and after the installation, to no avail.We thought we were protected by law under the following, for which we pay our taxes.
Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document J states. Flues discharging at low level near boundaries 1.51 Flues discharging at low level near boundaries should do so at positions where the building owner will always be able to ensure safe flue gas dispersal. Etc. Height of flues 2.8 Flues should be high enough to ensure sufficient draught to clear the products of combustion. The height necessary for this will depend upon the type of appliance, the height of the building, the type of flue and the number of bends in it, and a careful assessment of local wind patterns. Etc. Outlets from flues 2.10 the outlet from a flue should be above the roof of the building in a position where the products of combustion can discharge freely and will not present a fire hazard, whatever the wind conditions. 2.11 Flue outlet positions which can meet the requirements in common circumstances are shown in Diagram 17. The chimney heights and/or separations shown may need to be increased in particular cases where wind exposure, surrounding tall buildings, high trees or high ground could have adverse effects on flue draught.Can we not have a solicitors letter sent to the Planning Department to compel them to enforce their own laws?