Guidance

Matters relating to high hedges: notes to local authorities

Clarification on the role of the Local Government Ombudsman and where work may be required to deciduous parts of high hedges.

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Matters relating to high hedges: notes to local authorities

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Covering letter: matters relating to high hedges - notes to local authorities

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These notes provide clarification on the role of the Local Government Ombudsman and where work may be required to deciduous parts of high hedges:

  • matters relating to the issue of remedial notices
  • reminders of the importance of accurately defining the hedge
  • calculating the height of the hedge to be required by the remedial notice and
  • specifying the works in the notice

These notes should be considered as a supplement to the existing guidance contained in High hedges complaints: prevention and cure.