So we knew it would happen one day, the fields behind our house have now come up for development. So the beautiful fields we back onto will soon be under 3000 houses.
The problem is that here in the UK there is no need for the developers or planners to build in a buffer or boundary between the old and new, so in theory they could build a house literally backing onto our fence – which has happened in other parts of our town. Also because of the amount of houses per acre (11 to 74!) most of the houses will be 3 story, a whole story taller than our house.
So we’ve put up an 7ft fence with a 1ft trellis and now I need to find some trees and shrubs which will give the end of our garden some privacy and hopefully block any views into our house.
Flowergardengirl has kindly suggested Emerald Green Arbrovites which look gorgeous and I shall check out as I need to get something in there soon so they can get established as soon as possible.
I’m just sad that the deer, pheasants and all the other wildlife will be gone under concrete 🙁