Ireland’s Highly Contentious Hedge Divides Notable Residents in Dundrum

Ireland’s highly contentious hedge divides notable residents in Dundrum

The Acer Campestre bushes and Portuguese Laurel trees on a South County Dublin cul-de-sac must make up the most disputed hedge in all Ireland.

After previously featuring in the Circuit Court, the hedge in the affluent Churchtown Road was central to a High Court hearing last week.

A dispute over the ownership of the hedge and grass verge features prominently in a planning objection by a group of neighbours, including a barrister, an academic, an engineer, a hospital consultant, a one-time councillor, and rugby legend Malcolm O’Kelly.

In the middle of a housing crisis, a sitting Fine Gael politician has supported the residents’ objections, saying it would set an “unacceptable precedent” with more houses possibly being built along the road.

The neighbours on the upmarket Charleville estate succeeded in getting planning permission for a house to be built in an adjoining back garden overturned.

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Credit to : Irish Independent

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