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You have a right to maintain structures on your land by access other people's land under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
This means if you ask for access and it is refused you can apply to the Court for access.
The Court can consider the request and grant access.
What you need to do is write to the neighbour formally requesting access and say if he refuses you will go to Court.
If he does refuse then you need to complete forms N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
And N16a http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf
and then submit them to Court.
The Court will send the other side a copy and the matter will be listed
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?