The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a leaflet giving advice on settling garden hedge disputes amicably in 'Over the garden hedge'
A further leaflet 'High Hedges: complaining to the Council' is also available which explains what will happen if the council get involved - using their powers in Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. It summarises what complaints the council can consider and how they will deal with them.
In dealing with any complaints the Council will follow the detailed guidance given by the DCLG in 'High Hedges complaints: Prevention and Cure'.
The current fee for the council to consider a complaint is £890. The complaints form and guidance notes can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
(Price updated October 2023)