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Choosing the Right Hedge to Prevent Future Problems



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The correct hedge can have many benefits to a garden. It can act as a screen reducing visual impact as well as being an effective security deterrent.

An appropriately chosen hedge can form an ideal garden boundary, but the wrong hedge can cause problems.


High Hedges Legislation

The High Hedges legislation, introduced on 1st June 2005, means you have a responsibility for looking after the height of your hedge so it doesn't block light to your neighbours property.

The legislation applies particularly to fast growing conifer trees, such as Leyland Cypress hedges.

Further Advice

Further advice on choosing the right hedge for your garden can be found on the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) website.

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Last Updated : 2nd December 2015