| Commentary

144 High hedges

| Commentary

144 High hedges

Local authorities have powers, upon written complaint and payment of a fee, to take action at the suit of a neighbour whose domestic property (including gardens) is adversely affected by a ‘high hedge’ to require lopping to two metres of evergreen shrubs1 (such as Cupressus Leylandii) in a garden where a line of two or more evergreens have grown to more than two metres in height, allowing for gaps which alleviate the overall effect at more than two metres2.

These powers are backed up by the sanction of direct action by the local authority

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