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Keeping garden standards up

The minimum garden standards include:

  • All garden areas should be kept tidy and clear of all litter, rubbish and bulky items.  These items create unnecessary hazards and fire risk, as well as making your garden look unsightly
  • Grassed areas, hedges and weeds should be kept at a reasonable height and cut at regular intervals
  • All paths and access routes should be keep clear at all times for your safety and the safety of visitors
  • Do not erect boundary structures, including fencing, without our permission.  You will need to seek and obtain consent for any side or rear boundary fencing higher than 1.8 metres (6 feet) and front boundaries higher than 0.9 metres (3 feet)
  • New trees and aggressive growing varieties of shrubs such as leylandii, laurel, willow, ash, oak and rhododendron are not permitted.  Any ongoing maintenance of existing trees, hedges or shrubs is your responsibility and these should be kept to a manageable size
  • No ponds.  The installation of ponds is prohibited.
  • Caravans and large vehicles can only be parked at your home with permission, which will only be given for a temporary period
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