High hedges

Involving the council should be your last resort

Before making a formal complaint about a hedge you are required to try and resolve the issues with your neighbour first.

  • This process should be logged and details must be presented with your application before the council can become involved.
  • Your application will be returned if reasonable efforts have not been made to resolve the matter with your neighbour.
  • The leaflet Over The Garden Hedge is helpful in setting out measures that need to be taken. These include trying to involve an independent mediator.