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FOI 14316

Fence and movement sensor flood lights

Request

This is a Freedom of Information request.

Fence

1. If you get enquiries or complaints about what to do about fences and walls between residential properties located in back gardens, where one resident believes a fence or wall belonging to the neighbouring resident is danger to health and safety, does the
council have a policy for inspecting the fence or wall?

2. Could you supply me a copy of the policy for inspecting the fence or wall?

3. How many complaints or enquiries have you received in last 5 years about fences or walls between residential properties?


4. Which department gets involved in these residential fence and wall matters?

5. Is there a particular law the policy is under?


Movement sensor lights

6. If you get enquiries or complaints about what to do about movement sensor flood light being installed in back gardens of residential properties gardens which triggers when a different neighbour on other side goes to their garden to hang their clothes or
do gardening or to sit in the garden, does the council have a policy to prevent this trespass by sensor, nuisance by flood light illuminating which stops them from enjoying the garden?

7. Could you supply me a copy of the policy?

8. How many complaints or enquiries have you received in last 5 years about movement sensor flood lights in residential properties?


9. Which department gets involved in these residential fence and wall matters?

10. Is there a particular law the policy is under?

Response

Fence

1. If you get enquiries or complaints about what to do about fences and walls between residential properties located in back gardens, where one resident believes a fence or wall belonging to the neighbouring resident is danger to health and safety, does the council have a policy for inspecting the fence or wall?

2. Could you supply me a copy of the policy for inspecting the fence or wall? - none

3. How many complaints or enquiries have you received in last 5 years about fences or walls between residential properties? nil

4. Which department gets involved in these residential fence and wall matters? - none

5. Is there a particular law the policy is under? N/A
With regards to the fences and walls between residential properties, this would be a matter between the residents and not the council.


Movement sensor lights

6. If you get enquiries or complaints about what to do about movement sensor flood light being installed in back gardens of residential properties gardens which triggers when a different neighbour on other side goes to their garden to hang their clothes or do gardening or to sit in the garden, does the council have a policy to prevent this trespass by sensor, nuisance by flood light illuminating which stops them from enjoying the garden?

7. Could you supply me a copy of the policy? - none – see Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sect 79 (1)(Fb) – this is the statutory Light nuisance – law we enforce.

8. How many complaints or enquiries have you received in last 5 years about movement sensor flood lights in residential properties? 64 but not sensor lights , mainly street lights or flood lights

9. Which department gets involved in these residential fence and wall matters? Env Health pollution team

10. Is there a particular law the policy is under? Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sect 79 (1)(Fb)