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A high hedge is defined as two or more evergreen or semi-evergreen trees or shrubs in a line and at least two metres high. Under the high hedges legislation, any person can complain to the council if their reasonable enjoyment of their property is adversely affected by a high hedge. This includes the blocking of light. 

If you wish to complain about a high hedge please view the documents below.

Further information

Further information about high hedges can be found on the Planning Portal website.

For information on Hedgerow Regulations please see the Natural England website.

The Gov.UK website also contains information about high hedges.

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