High hedges

What happens after I have made a complaint to the council?

  • Once a complaint has been received and considered as to whether it meets the legal tests, the council will write to explain the process (more information is available from the leaflets Over The Garden Hedge and High Hedges: Complaining to the Council.
  • The council will publish the details of the action it believes necessary in a formal 'remedial notice'. This may include measures to be taken, a timescale for such works, or preventative action to ensure that there is no recurrence of the adverse affect.
  • While the remedial notice has effect it will be a local land charge and will be binding on each person who is the existing owner or occupier of the land specified in the notice.
  • A remedial notice can be amended, withdrawn or the council can waive or relax a requirement of the notice.