High Hedges

Managed and maintained to an acceptable height 

High Hedges

The High Hedges Bill was introduced on 1st June 2005 under Part 8 of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003. The legislation was introduced to ensure that hedges are managed and maintained at an acceptable height.

Raising an official complaint…

Before starting the process to formally complain about a high hedge, you should first ensure the hedge falls within the definition of a ‘high hedge’:

  • two or more adjacent evergreens, where…
  • the height in each case exceeds two metres above ground level.

Secondly, you must be able to demonstrate that you have attempted to resolve your high hedge dispute with your neighbour.

How we can help…

We can provide an arbitration service to support all those parties involved, gathering information relating to the dispute. The final report will provide a detailed appraisal of the hedge and suitable management options. It is the responsibility of the LPA to make a Remedial Notice if required following the formal complaints process.

Tree Surveys undertake site visits to collect and collate all the relevant information, including:

  • Species, age and dimensions.
  • Action height calculation.
  • Shade analysis, obstruction of light.
  • Privacy and shelter.
  • Visual amenity.
  • Overhanging branches or litter dropped by the hedge.
  • Scope of works and specifications.
  • Initial and preventative action.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RT @vincentwildlife: The Cathedine night roost, constructed during Our Beacon for Bats project, continues to surprise! The previous lesser…
@soul646 Room for reflection god help us all time for the NPCC to reflect
RT @soul646: Just noticed my nick now has a "room for reflection" it's a poor replacement for a bar or canteen which have all gone. That wa…
RT @AcerEcology: To draw attention to the plight of the hedgehog, 21st November 2015 was designated as national hedgehog day. Since the 195…
RT @ArbAssociation: Climate change accelerates growth of urban trees in metropolises worldwide - https://t.co/xtDQLWc53H... https://t.co/Q7…
RT @getwokingham: Another school has been forced to ask for cash #rdguk #woky https://t.co/vs0aUM19nc
RT @_BCT_: New technologies are being developed to help monitor bats more widely and effectively #ScotBatConf https://t.co/8y895GB0Du
RT @emilie_csgn: Does a woodlands structure influence its suitability for bats? #ScotBatConf @_BCT_ @FifeBats @TragusTraining https://t.co/…
RT @_BCT_: Jodies research is covering a very wide area. Fantastic dedication from a young researcher #ScotBatConf https://t.co/41wMRxOHXD
@_BCT_ Not enough is being done so what is the point of legislation. I speak from experience