Hi All Oh yes its the boundary fence question again that rears its ugly head every now and again on here . Came in from work thinking " 3 days off yippee" then when I opened the door brown envelope sitting on the mat from the Local Council saying my fence at the bottom of the garden is too high had a complaint from a person who walks his/her dog on the other side of the river !!! . Fence 7 feet high (should be no more than 2 metres) Trellis 1 foot on top of that No houses on the other side of the River Out side of fence I have planted hawthorn/ blackthorn/holly/ native hedge Fence is now 2 years old I know the fence was not meant to exceed 2 metres but the Enviromental Agency gave me permission (kept all the letters) as my garden slopes down and to put a 6 foot fence in meant everyone could peer in as they had been doing and I mean stoping to have a blooming good nose and a chat about the house garden etc or me with just my boxer shorts on and a pair of slippers having a cuppa. My question is if I do have to take 12 inches off the fence can I leave the trellis in place or will this also have to be reduced to the standard of 2 metres as they have stated ?. If you look at my photo album I attached the trellis to the inside posts and have wisteria honeysuckle and a grapvine now estabilshed plus bird box on the fence with bluetits nesting . It just drives me mad as before I had leylandi over 70 feet in height and at least 20 feet in width that robbed the garden and house of sunlight no one moaned about that !!!nor did the council help to pay the removal ££££ Across the river is private land so unless the landowner has given permission which I dont think is the case they are tresspasing and the dog poo they dont bother to clean up after them some do most dont !!! I know its early days and they have to follow up the complaint and from the letter somone has been on MY property/Land to measure that it is over the 2 metres !! They want me to fill out aplication form but before I do this I wanted to get all the fact right as I will ask for a site visit so they can see properly from inside the garden . Sorry to go on but I am not in the best of moods , as the battle with the Enviroment Agency went on for 12 months before I could keep the fence so all of this has just opened up a old wound. Spruce ps happy for a PM if you would rather ??