my neighbour has erected a six foot fence at the front of their house which is adjacent to a highway-the local council told me that the fence by law could be no more than a meter high and a local enforcement officer visited them and told them it had to be removed-this was six weeks ago.I telephoned the council today and was told that they can leave the fence up-- can you please advise me?
Dear Mr Judge
in the interim since the neighbour was told to take the fence down the fence has been altered on the top of the structure with some curved arches to make it more attractive but the height has stayed the same.
Futher down the road there are six foot fences which the enforcement officer said the neighbour had pointed out but these fences are at the back of properties facing the road,
The enforcement officer gave me no basis for his decision and told me they had now decided to allow the fence and the case is now closed
No neighbours have been consulted and no planning permission has been given.
Thank you for your advice. I feel that the enforcement officer has not enforced the law and is therefore failing to do his job.
If I contact my local councillor can I remain anonymous as I don't want to have direct conflict with my neighbour with whom I have a good relationship up to now?
Thank you, ***** ***** take your advice and speak to my local councillor