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    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2016
     
    Well I'm certainly glad my home insurance covered neighbour disputes. There's no way I would have been prepared to gamble £ 60k on costs to reach a solution to the problem Marcus, long live home insurance that's what I say. :wink:

    Some development here on the proposed chimney alterations. Our expert witness has said he is "reasonably" happy that the 1080 increase will solve the problem (no guarantees there then). However, he would be happy to roll with the 1350 increase if I feel it would be more beneficial. So it looks like he's thrown the ball back in my court to make a decision on the height of the flu opening. Erm, bit higher please ....

    I've taken on board all the comments about the consequences of signing the Tomlin order and have thought about contacting the barrister that works for my insurers to see if the wording in the order can be altered in a way that will give us some rights if the alterations to the chimney fail to work.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2016
     
    You are not interested in the height of the chimney, it is irelavent, you are very keen not to suffer any more problems of the rediculous smoke or fumes that it might cause.

    Don't get sidetracked
    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2016
     
    Well said Tony
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    Posted By: Mikeee5Our expert witness has said he is "reasonably" happy that the 1080 increase will solve the problem (no guarantees there then). However, he would be happy to roll with the 1350 increase if I feel it would be more beneficial. So it looks like he's thrown the ball back in my court to make a decision on the height of the flu opening.

    You can't make a decision on the hight of the chimney - you are not qualified! What happens if you agree to any height and it does not work? you will be stuck with the problem because you have agreed to a solution (that did not work). IMO your position should be that you can't comment upon the height of the chimney, you just want the problem fixed.

    Posted By: Mikeee5I've taken on board all the comments about the consequences of signing the Tomlin order and have thought about contacting the barrister that works for my insurers to see if the wording in the order can be altered in a way that will give us some rights if the alterations to the chimney fail to work.

    Why sign it at all in any form. It offers you no benefits or advantage and risks scuppering any chance of a solution if ANY fix applied fails.
    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017 edited
     
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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017
     
    :) now what?
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017
     
    Is that for the flue/chimney extention?
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    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017
     
    Are they still allowed to burn the dodgy timber, or was that stopped?
    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017 edited
     
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    'That was stopped steamy .''

    Burning dodgy timber, or burning at all?

    If the latter then the Planners can delay as long as they like!
    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2017 edited
     
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    Perhaps a situation where you *don't* want the Planning system to work fast, then!
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    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2017 edited
     
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    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2017 edited
     
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    IMO quite correct to turn down the offer. You don't know if the lower height will solve the problem - come to that you don't know if the experts recommendation will solve the problem either. I think you will be in big problems if you accept a solution that later turns out not to work. At the moment the expert has recommended a solution, if that solution fails then its back to the drawing board, however if you accept a solution (even the recommended one) and it fails then it will be difficult for you to 'unaccept' the solution. By the way did the expert give a guarantee with their recommendation?
    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2017 edited
     
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    Unless you get a 100% guarantee this stops the pollution its not worth taking the risk as there is no safe level of PM's?

    https://laqm.defra.gov.uk/public-health/pm25.html

    PM2.5 pollution comes from domestic wood burning than traffic http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2757/rr-1
    • CommentAuthorMikeee5
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2017
     
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