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Developers are working next door and plan to put up a 1.8m boundary fence close to or on my original concrete posts which are still there. I have informed planning and the developers that I object to them being removed. What rights do I have if my wishes are ignored?

The planning department is unlikely to get involved with disputes over boundary lines. If the posts belong to you (it’s often difficult to tell, but there may be “T” marks on the plan contained in your deeds which show who owns what) the developers can’t come on to your land and remove them. If it’s a shared, or “party fence” then you will have to be consulted. But most likely the developers will put up their fence behind your posts on their land, which they’re probably entitled to do.

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