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  • 30-03-2024 12:28am
    Registered Users Posts: 1

    Our neighbours back garden backs onto the side (gable) of our house which is south facing. 

    We have a glass door on the side of our house which allows sunshine into our kitchen for most of the day. 

    The height of the boundary currently 6 foot. They are looking to build a solid pergola on the boundary wall running the full width of their back garden and it will be right up against the boundary wall and what I've been told it will be about 8 feet high.

    I believe it will affect the sunlight coming into our kitchen. 

    Is there anything I can do about it? 


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,002 ✭✭✭✭Mellor

    Do they need planning permission? If they do, you can object. Although, right to light is not a planning matter, so if the pergola is reasonable the changes are slim unless you can be easily accommodated.

    If it is exempt development you have no recourse to stop them. But could press the matter civilly, but I wouldn't recommend it.