What makes you think that the baskets will rust in this kind of wall which is an acceptable kind of structure called a Gabian?
All metal eventually rusts through, except gold.
Is there already are flooding problem?
Not yet they have only in past few days finished laying the final layers of top soil.
Did they have planning permission for this?
This is an unknown, all I can witness is they made it up as they went along, because they told me they wanted to go even higher. Work on the site next to the house has been stopped due to my complaint, so I think they are on shaky ground regarding what they planed to do and have actually done. I need an expert to look at the planning side of things and tell me what has been going on. For instance have the necessary checks been carried out during the construction. And why has no one been to see about what's happening from the planning office.
How far has the development/building of the houses gone?
They are at the ground level they want to be with top soil added.
On what basis do you say that it will reduce the light by one third?
Can you imagine someone building a 12 feet fence from edge of your property out as far as the edge of your front garden. Let's put it this way if they built a house next door there's normally a 4 foot max wall between the properties. Put your flat hand up against the side of your face, all your see is hand on that side, all we will see is fence.
Jo we all know the government backs developers doing what ever they want, this is not a inner city development it's just greed jamming in as much as possible, but at our expense. There has to be some way of stopping them erecting a top fence on the new level of land at the front of the property.