High hedges

High hedge legislation aims to overcome harm that is sometimes caused by a neighbouring High Hedge. View further information about the process:

Advice on how to deal with high hedges

The Communities and Local Government website contains detailed guidance on how you can resolve disputes about problem high hedges, without involving the council.

Asking the council to inspect a high hedge will incur a charge. Payment can be made online by card below.

Request an initial site survey and inspection

Pay online for your application by card (select 'Other Payments' on the menu)

Make a complaint about a high hedge

Overhanging hedges

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

Further information on hedges blocking pavements can be found at: