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1. Dear *****, the relevant Regulations here are the Trees & High Hedges Regulations, 2005, which were made pursuant to the Anti Social BEhaviour Act. They allow a neighbour to make a complaint to your local Council about any two or more evergreen (not deciduous) trees growing which might shade or obscure light from a premises. So your neighbour has the right to make a complaint to your local Council who in turn may serve you with an Order requiring you to cut the trees back. Here, I would suggest that you do agree to cut these evergreen trees back. However, the cutting back should be sufficient to allow light in, but without damaging the trees. Certainly, 12 foot is too high if they shade your neighbour's conservatory. His suggestion of 7 feet, is only applicable if they obscure light to his conservatory. So, you should seek to appease your neighbour whilst not injuring the privacy of your own bungalow. However, the aim should be to prevent a complaint to the Council.