Farmer erected an 18' high wall of round bales 15 ft from my house blocking sea view

kfk

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Re: Farmer erected an 18' high wall of round bales 15 ft from my house blocking sea v

How many rows high are the bales stacked? Is it silage (plastic on the bales). If they are bales of silage then they could possibly smell quite a bit also! 15' is very close to your house. The bales must be stacked right on your perimeter fence/boundary. Also, is your house detached?
 

Pope John 11

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Re: Malicious blocking of views

I was under the impression that one isn't entitled to a view anymore. On what grounds did you object to the farmer's planning?
This question has not been answered, its just a side point but it may have triggered the farmers mind
 

Borat1987

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Does anyone know which section of the planning act required the farmer to request planning permission/occupants permissions if placing silage bales within 100m of a dwelling? Thank you
 

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Does anyone know which section of the planning act required the farmer to request planning permission/occupants permissions if placing silage bales within 100m of a dwelling? Thank you
Guidance here on planning requirements for farm developments, but this applies to structures. Are the bales simply being stacked in a field?
 

Feemar5

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As far as I am aware you are not entitled to a view - I know of someone who objected to a bridge on a new road obstructing their view and it was rejected.
 

noproblem

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I wouldn't push the issue of the bales with him, you never know, there could be a field of pigs in it next season. No view will be the least of your problems then.
 

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I live in a coastal area with listed views. Ever since a committee of residents that I was part of objected to a farmer getting planning on multible sites I have been harrassed and intimidated. He has just erected an 18' high wall of round bales 15 ft from my house blocking a sea view.
Must one endure this behaviour without redress?
Report him to the department of agriculture, bales should not be stacked that high, are the bales parked on concrete?

If they are parked in a field, that's a stonewall offense under department of agriculture rules
 

galway_blow_in

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Re: Malicious blocking of views

Given the difficulties farmers have had getting the fodder this year, I'd say he has more to bother him than your sea views.

On the other hand, you'll know if it is malicious, if he doesn't use it or sell it. Most farmers have no grass now, and are already feeding silage.

There could also be an issue with effluent. I think there is a regulation that these bales can only be stacked so high, to prevent seepage.
There is no fodder shortage whatsoever this year, extremely low cattle and sheep prices are the problem
 

KOW

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I live in a coastal area with listed views. Ever since a committee of residents that I was part of objected to a farmer getting planning on multible sites I have been harrassed and intimidated. He has just erected an 18' high wall of round bales 15 ft from my house blocking a sea view.
Must one endure this behaviour without redress?
Do not give an inch with this person. Had similar experience and been nice with the likes is only taken as weakness. Do everything by the book and take no nonsense. Turn a blind eye and you will get more of the same. Sure a lot of these lads own the world.
 

Borat1987

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I’ve not been able to make contact with the farmer, apart from speaking to his wife and an email that he’s not replied too.....

Bales are still there....
 

Leo

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I’ve not been able to make contact with the farmer, apart from speaking to his wife and an email that he’s not replied too.....

Bales are still there....
You haven't clarified if they are stored in a structure or on grass. If the latter, this isn't a planning matter, but might be an issue under the Protection of Waters / Nitrates regs if they are being stored within 20m of a watercourse or well.
 

josh8267

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Since 2009? ARe they magic bales?
Does the farmer also sell beans?
At least the cows will have food for Christmas,:oops:
 
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