High Hedge Complaint
If you are concerned about a high hedge affecting your property you have rights under the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003.
The legislation only relates to a high hedge, which is a barrier to light formed wholly or predominantly by a line of two or more evergreen or semi-evergreen trees or shrubs to a height of more than 2 metres above ground level.
The Act makes it clear that where the height of a neighbouring hedge is a concern, the best way to deal with the issue is to discuss it amicably and to agree a solution. For this reason, the law requires people to take reasonable steps to try to settle their hedge dispute before complaining to the local Council.
If you have done this and now wish to make a complaint please complete the Complaint Form, Guidance Notes are available. In the event of a formal complaint being submitted and accepted, a fee of £320 will be payable.