If you have a neighbour who has a high hedge you may be able to complain to the council about it.

What you can complain about

  • The hedge must be made up of a line of two or more trees.
  • The hedge must be predominantly evergreen (it must keep its leaves all year round).
  • The hedge must be at least 2m in height.

When you can complain

You can only complain if you have tried to negotiate with your neighbour.


How to settle your hedge differences without involving the local authority: Over the garden hedge

What complaints local authorities can consider and how they will deal with them: High hedges: complaining to the council


The cost is £150

How to complain about a high hedge

Download and fill in our form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 20 minutes.

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After you've applied

We will acknowledge that we have received your complaint and explain what happens next.

If we cannot proceed with the complaint, we will tell you why not.