- Waste ground – what would you do with this?
- piedi di formaggioSubscriber
Sneak out one night and roughly dig a 7 foot by 2 foot trench so that it’s clearly disturbed soil. Make a half arsed attempt at covering it with some twigs, etc and leave an old ripped t-shirt somewhere close by that you’ve spilt red food dye on.
Observe what happens the next day and report back to us – pictures essential, video preferablePosted 4 years ago
Scale model of Les arcs?
Winner so far! 🙂
It’s council owned afaik as a sewer easement. Having said that, part of the easement goes under our property (which is why our fence at the bottom of the pic, under the ivy is not quite at the edge of our land) so people can still apparently own the land over this thing. Maybe I will check with the LR after all.Posted 4 years agostMember
Cut it and try to let the grass recover and supress the weeds, keep on top of cutting and then bung in your wildflower seeds when it’s in a abteer state.
Is the house next to it occupied? Looks as though it is so I guess you’d need to speak to them as part of the process. Likewise some of your other neighbours, if there’s a concensus you might all be able to chip in.
I wouldn’t spend to much in time or effort though and wouldn’t significanlty alter the plot either. That way if anyone does pick you up on it your response is that you are just keeping it maintained.Posted 4 years agoads678Subscriber
Your fence should still be able to go to the boundary of your land. The easement right are so no permanent structures are built on or near the sewer. So technically you could build a shed on it but not extend your house.
Check with the local authority to see who owns the sewer, cos who ever is responsible for that owns the land/easement rights.
Where in the country is it?Posted 4 years ago
Sorry – yes, this came up because I was discussing it with the guy who lives in the house in the picture. He’s always complaining about how messy it looks, it was him that pulled up the weeds in the bottom corner.
I suppose if we attacked most of the perennial weeds and then kept strimming it every so often we’d end up with lots of hay and maybe some naturally seeded flowers, we could augment them with a few seeds if possible.
Your fence should still be able to go to the boundary of your land
Hmm.. you say this after I just spent days repairing the existing fence and adding a gate.. bah.. it’s a small garden too so the extra 4ft would make a difference… It’s in South East Wales btw
The neighbours are ok but I don’t imagine they’d be willing to put in the graft, we all have small kids. Making a garden out of it would be lovely but even after the initial graft it’s a lot of work to weed – quite a big area, 80m2 according to google.Posted 4 years ago
It’s a sewer easement, so no house, but no-one’s come to claim it. Personally I’d like a wildflower meadow but it’d require a significant investment in seeds I reckon, it’s quite large. And it’s also currently full of docks which won’t take no for an answer I’d guess. I’m not sure I can afford that much round up!Posted 4 years ago
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