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.
Pages in High hedges
- High hedges
- Cutting the tall stories down to size
- What powers does the council have to help me?
- How can I engage my neighbour in reducing the height of their hedge?
- You are here: Involving the council should be your last resort
- How do I make a formal complaint?
- Do I need to pay a fee to the council?
- What happens after I have made a complaint to the council?