I have planning approval for a single storey extension.
My property is a 4 bedroom, 2 storey link detached (terrace) house. Boundary of the extension will be 30cms from my neighbours' house. This is approved by the Planning Authority. Foundations will be within 3m of her house, but not deeper than those of the neighbouring foundations. Foundations WILL be deeper than the party fence wall foundations which separates our gardens. The party fence wall, which she is responsible for, is a wooden fence, with wooden posts.
Work has not started, and is not due to start within the next 3 months. Planning approval was granted 4 days ago.
She has served me with a requirement to involve party wall surveyors, which will cost in the region of £1000.
I have no relationship with my neighbour. She is unreasonable on all matters, and objected to planning on grounds of damage to her wooden fence. It is in my interest to retain the fence to keep her out. Should building work damage her fence, I have no problem paying for the repairs.