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Are you not able to maintain it now? Have you spoken with the Council about this please?
I have sent e-mails to my local councillor but never get replies. About 2 years ago when they changed to Cheshire East a guy came round from the council asking who was responsible for the land when I said I thought it was the highways dept he said it was strange since then it has only been cut down once. I have difficulty getting to my fence to paint it and as I said the fence panels regualy get broken from the branches
If the council did cut the bushes down during the 10 year period would that mean that I could not claim exclusive access.
Sorry I'm must appear a bit thick but not sure if it's yes or no. I have lived in the house for 18 years. The only people who have been on this land in that time is the council when they have cut the trees down which has been about every three years. So my thinking is that the 10 years is well and truly up if that does not count as access. However there is no fencing up to stop anyone going on it if they wanted to, but the way the bushes have grown does act as a barrier. Most people in the area already think it belongs to the house as I get at least one complaint every year.
The answer is no.
I am sorry.
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