Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Part 8 High Hedges Legislation
The High Hedges provisions came into force on 1 June 2005.
An informative leaflet High Hedges: Complaining to the Council is available from the Communities and Local Government website. This very informative leaflet gives answers to commonly asked questions on this subject and is a useful guide. We would strongly advise reading this leaflet before proceeding with any complaint.
The Government advises that you are first required to demonstrate to the Council that you have taken all reasonable and appropriate steps to resolve the situation. This should include at least two recent letters written to your neighbour and any subsequent correspondence (eg. solicitors letters, notes of arbitration). Failure to provide such information will result in the return of your complaint.
Costs involved with High Hedges Complaints
Cabinet has resolved that a fee of £500 is to be charged for dealing with High Hedges complaints. This recognises the full costs to the Council of dealing with formal complaints made under this new legislation.
Request application form
If, after careful consideration, you wish to proceed with your complaint you should telephone 01892 602538 to request an application form and for any other information.