High Hedge Law .......comes into force June 1st 2005

High Hedge Law .......comes into force June 1st 2005

Postby despair » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:55 pm

High Hedge Law has finally been put into implementation with effect from June 1st 2005

see www.hmso.gov.uk/si/sis22-03.htm

fot full iinfo on requirements that must be fulfilled before filing a complaint with your LA see www.hedgeline.org
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Postby sellso » Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:53 pm

Just wondering what exactly this means in laymans terms. Am I correct in believing this law ensures that the maximum height for hedges will now have to be maintained at 6 ft if I require this of my neighbour, whose hedge is now 9 ft, though reasonably well maintained I must admit. Also, does the maximum height include the roots, or only where the actual hedge greenery begins ?

Many Thanks for any advice
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Postby despair » Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:29 pm

Sadly no it does not mean a max height of 2 metres

All is dependant on size of garden
its direction
the effect of the hedge
the safe cutting height

This will be determined by a LA inspector if you file a complaint because your neighbour refuses to disacuss or compromise on the height you would like his hedge to be
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Postby Vic » Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:41 am

No there is no maximum recommended height in the new law. The law suggests 2metres for hedges in urban and suburban areas. Country areas are not mentioned,so much depends on your location. A well maintained 9ft hedge may not be a problem at all - depends on how it impinges on your property. Also if say your neighbour's property is lower than your own (slope of the ground, perhaps if you live on a hill or something), then 9ft on your side, won't be 9ft on his side and vice versa. If his hedge is not a problem, then leave well alone. People can get very emotive about their hedges and if you get on well and the hedge is not a nuisance, even at 9ft, then leave well alone, because if you fall out over it, it could end up being very unpleasant, perhaps even in Court.
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Postby despair » Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:50 am

Treeman

You are so so right

The emotions triggered by the mere mention of a hedge being a problem are explosive

The territorial anger and hostility that emerges is beyond belief

Hedge growers are totally and utterly blind to the hell they can cause for the little elderly keen gardener on the other side who simply cant climb up and trim the damm thing back and cant afford the costs of a tree surgeon either
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Postby Treeman » Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:07 am

??????????????????

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Postby Vic » Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:51 pm

Treeman, despair thinks u r me! How awful 4 u!
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Postby Treeman » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:56 am

Could be worse for you if she thought you were me.


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Postby Vic » Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:14 pm

I'll take your word for it!
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Postby despair » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:04 pm

Nah ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not stupid enough to think about either of you two
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Postby Vic » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:08 pm

Thanks m8!
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