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High hedges

You can make a high hedge application if it's blocking light to your house or garden.

When you can make a high hedge application

The hedge must:

  • form a line of 2 more tree or shrubs
  • be more than 2 metres high
  • form a barrier to light in your house or garden

Before you can make a high hedge application

You must:

  • be the owner or occupier of the affected property
  • have tried to resolve things with the hedge owner
  • keep records of dates and things you do to try to resolve it
  • write to the hedge owner at least twice in the last 6 months - 1 must be by recorded delivery or from a lawyer
  • send copies of the letters and any replies with your application

How to make a high hedge application notice

You can only make an application as a last resort if you can't resolve the dispute any other way.

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