A certain golf club in the Eastern Region were requested by their various residential neighbours (whose houses were constructed many years after the Golf Club was developed) to:
- take action to prevent stray golf balls landing in their gardens and houses
- cut back (top) trees because it was interfering with their "rights to light" even though these were providing protection from stray golf balls
On completion of the latter a large netting fence was erected, for health & safety reasons, but this was objected to by other neighbours as being unsightly.
Retention permission was eventually refused by the Local Authority, who did not agree this was an "exempted development", The Local Authority decision was not appealed to An Bord Pleanala and the fence is being taken down.