27 August 2019
High hedges and nuisance trees can be an inconvenience and source of concern to the neighbouring occupier. Disagreements between neighbours can lead to ongoing conflict and vexation. The responsible parties are often neighbouring house owners or occupiers, but can be business owners or councils.
This briefing has been published to inform readers of the guidance and legislation relating to high hedges and nuisance trees.
New Publication: High hedges and nuisance trees (PDF, 3344KB)
Article by Holly Tipper and Katy Orford, Senedd Research, National Assembly for Wales
Senedd Research acknowledges the parliamentary fellowship provided to Holly Tipper by the Natural Environment Research Council which enabled this article to be completed.