High hedges

Since 1 June 2005 local council's have had new powers to assist residents who have concerns about the height of a hedge.

Before the council can become involved, residents need to provide evidence that they have attempted to resolve a problem with a neighbour. This evidence will need to be detailed in your application for assistance.

The right hedge can be an ideal garden boundary and help to bring in new wildlife to your garden, but the wrong hedge can cause you, or your neighbours, unwanted impacts such as subsidence and loss of light.