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- A remedial notice can be amended, withdrawn or the council can waive or relax a requirement of the notice.
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?
- 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?
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