Buachaill : 1. Yes, you can use audio and video recordings to record your neighbour threatening you and using foul language in your direction, provided it is in your own property and you write down and record how and when it was operated. This latter step is necessary because in order for computer/audio/video recording to be used in court, the person or side introducing the evidence must be able to confirm that the device which made the recording was operating properly at the time. However, you certainly can record your neighbour's foul mouthed tirades for use in court proceedings.
Buachaill : 2. Secondly, there is a six week time limit for objections to planning permission. Accordingly this six week time limit has long since elapsed. Provided the extension wall was built in accordance with planning permission and along the boundary line of the property, there is no lawful basis for objecting to it. For this reason, I believe that your neighbour may already have received legal advice that making an objection is pointless. That is why nothing has been done in relation to it, despite the threats made. Accordingly, I would not worry further about this issue.
Buachaill : Please RATE the answer positively so that I may get paid
Customer: Many thanks for your reply , one follow up question with regard to "provided it is in your own property and you write down and record how and when it was operated" well actually the last part , about writing down how and when it was recorded , i just state i pressed this button or that button? i am considering having it inside a pen that can fit in my coat pocket , this is what i would have to explain?
Buachaill : 3. The idea is that it can be proved in court, so you simply write down the steps you take to operate it. If this includes pushing this button or that, then so be it.