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High hedges and hedge removal

Trees The Council deals with High Hedges throughout the District. The control only applies to evergreen or semi-evergreen hedges over two metres high and the Council can only accept a complaint when reasonable steps have been made to resolve the issue. A fee of £537 applies and a complaint form has to be completed. Further information is available from the National Planning Portal.

High Hedge Complaint Form, and the adobe icon Complaint form guidance notes [126kb].

"High Hedges: Complaining to the Council"

hedgerow removal form is also available together with the National Planning Portal guidance notes and the NFDC checklist of requirements for an application for hedgerow removal notice.

Updated: 31 Aug 2017
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