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High hedges

A hedge can also be an ideal garden boundary that if well maintained lasts a long time and can bring wildlife and colour to a garden. However issues with neighbours can arise when hedges are not maintained


Resolving an issue

If you feel that you are being negatively affected by a high hedge on neighbouring land then you should in the first instance work with your neighbours to resolve the issue.

Guidance  on how to settle your hedge differences


Making a complaint

As a last resort under the high hedges legislation, any person can complain to the council if their reasonable enjoyment of their property is adversely affected by a high hedge.

However you must first have tried and exhausted all other avenues for resolving their hedge dispute.

Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, gives local authorities powers to deal with complaints about high hedges.

Guidance on making a complaint regarding high hedges 


High Hedge complaint form 



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