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If a Remedial Notice is served

  • Under the High Hedges legislation, the hedge owner or occupier of the land where the hedge is situated must carry out the works specified in the Remedial Notice, within the set timescale.
  • Failure to carry out works specified by a Remedial notice may result in prosecution and a fine.
  • In some cases the council could decide to carry out the work itself and then recover the costs from the hedge owner. However, the council is under no obligation to do this, and the decision to do so will be purely at our discretion.
  • The Remedial Notice does not give the complainant any right to take action against the hedge themselves.
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