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They appear to be deciduous specimen trees that are slender and about seven to eight metres tall
No, I wanted to know if we have any rights to light etc., as these trees will shield the light from our home and garden before I raise the matter first with my neighbour.
It depends on the trees etc. You should first report this to the Council
They can investigate this and see if planning permission is neeeded.
If not it is possible you can seek Court action to make them reduce the tree height.
For this you would ideally need a Solicitor to write to them and ask to reduce the height or say you will go to Court.
If they refuse then you can issue proceedings.
You would need to complete form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
and N16a http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf
This would go before a Court who would decide whether to make an Order reducing the height.
If they refuse it can be considered contempt of Court
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