Has anyone gone through the council with a garden plan and been successful!!
We have a large side plot which we were advised would need council permission before undertaking any landscaping.
We went to them with a very simple plan of a rockery and some mulch down the side, which is (or should I say was) grass, however due to the water restrictions it has now died as it is just to big to hose everyday!
All we're trying to do it make the garden look presentable and cost effective (ie not watering masses of grass every summer).
They have come back with all sorts of restrictions.. no mulch, it has to be gravel, nothing 2 metres around their trees..etc etc.
The area we live has gardens which have broken almost all of the rules! even council stips have mulch!
I have been dealing with this for over 5 months and its seriously frustrating!
We are being forced to pay a ridiculous amount to maintain their land the way they want it!!!
Has anyone done a largish garden without permission?
From what I can tell, unless there's an accident, which is highly unlikely where we live, then no one will report you..
Bit of a rant sorry but just wondered if anyone has had same issues!
This has well and truly put me off building a house now!