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Control of high hedges

Why is there regulation for hedges?

Strict regulation for hedges is necessary because high hedges can seriously affect people’s lives. They can deprive people’s homes of sunlight and make gardens dank and miserable if they are not properly managed.

What can I do if I am affected by a high hedge?

If you are affected by a high hedge and wish to make a complaint you can submit an application. 

Guidance on assessing the impact of a high hedge on your property is available from the UK government website. You can use the guidance to see if an application about a high hedge is likely to be successful.

Download complaint about a high hedge guidance notes (size 36kb)
Download complaint about a high hedge application form (size 192kb)

Hedge height guidance on UK government website

Choosing the right hedge on UK government website



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