High hedges

High hedges are sometimes detrimental to the environment and can be disliked by neighbours and local residents. The Communities and Local Government website contains detailed guidance on how you can resolve disputes about problem high hedges, without involving the council.

Also, hedges that hang over on to pavements blocking the way are a problem. The council can take action to ensure hedges are trimmed.

Futher information on hedges blocking pavements can be found under Highways:

The planning portal website provides guidance on fences, gates and garden walls.