Homeowner told to trim 25m tree as its massive shadow leaves furious neighbours in the dark after eight-year row


A HOMEOWNER has been told to trim his 25-metre tree after its massive shadow left furious neighbours in the dark for eight years.

Jon Rose’s large Leylandii conifers have been “casting a full shadow” all by means of one furious neighbour’s yard and blocking daylight to {photograph} voltaic panels on their storage.

Neighbours who dwell in the home on the left argue Jon Rose’s large timber needs to be choppedCredit: SWNS
The massive trees have been 'casting a shadow' over the neighbour's house, pictured
The massive timber have been ‘casting a shadow’ over the neighbour’s home, picturedCredit: SWNS

Other exasperated neighbours mentioned the unruly shrub reveals indicators of damaging a paved home and dangers “significant costly structural damage” to their storage.

And closing week, council officers dominated Jon’s hedges do “adversely affect the enjoyment” of the neighbouring properties on Southgate Court and Station Road in Eckington, Derbys, The Star evaluations.

The warning letter from the council mentioned Jon, an IT promoting and advertising information, ought to reduce his massive timber inside six months – or face prosecution or a implausible.

According to council paperwork, Jon’s neighbours, Richard and Sheila Cory, initially wrote a letter of criticism about the timber in 2013.

The couple wrote: “For quite a lot of the yr they strong a full shadow all by means of our yard and in the winter months they block the mild of the photograph voltaic when it’s low in the sky from our kitchen.

“It disturbs me to think that maybe you are resisting the idea of cutting them down – I think you simply need to be a good neighbour and completely fell all of them.”

It has taken eight years of complaints for any motion to be taken.

But Jon claims his home has suffered water harm and slicing the timber down would make the drawback worse.

He mentioned: “They’re spherical 20 metres excessive, nonetheless to reduce them down to two or three metres, chances are high you may as efficiently reduce them out all collectively as they might merely die and would possibly want slicing out.

“The motive they’re so giant and healthful is as a outcomes of they’re absorbing water.

“We don’t know the place the water is coming from, nonetheless it’s inflicting harm and which will worsen if the timber are reduce down.

“The irony is one of the trees is soaking up water and stop them going in to their garden. Cutting it down would turn their garden into a bog.”

But neighbour Richard, 67, challenged Jon’s declare in an accurate letter in January and demanded “documentary evidence”.

This has been going for about 10 years and inflicting moderately lots stress.

Jon Rose

After asking North East Derbyshire District Council to step in, Richard mentioned: “They dominate everything. They’re higher than the house now, about 20-25 metres high. It’s ridiculous – we would like them removed.”

Wife Sheila, a 67-year-old retired district nurse, added: “It blocks our light.”

The planning officers have now mentioned Jon’s two conifer bushes wants to be trimmed to not more than 2.1 metres and 5.3 metres – and saved at not more than 3.1 metres and 6.3 metres.

But Jon, who took the home on from his mother and father in 2002, mentioned: “I’m struggling larger than anybody else, as a outcomes of my yard is completely in shade, nonetheless I’m unable to reduce them down.

“This has been going for about 10 years and inflicting moderately lots stress.

“I’ve been attempting to pay money for the council officer who wrote the letter nonetheless he is not at work and no particular person else will talk to me.

“I feel like they’re trying to avoid a discussion so don’t want to talk to me.

“I’ve been dealing with so many authorities and I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.”

Some neighbours said the unruly shrub shows signs of damaging a paved area
Some neighbours mentioned the unruly shrub reveals indicators of damaging a paved homeCredit: SWNS

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