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High Hedge

Advice please..our new neighbours have told us they intend planting a line of pleached beech trees 3.60M high against their 2.00 high brick boundary wall ,our ground level is .60M lower than theirs ,so when the hedge is planted it will be 4.20 M high, our house is 1.50 M from the boundary wall ,is single storey and faces south ,we have windows which will lose light .
Our neighbour was very happy to tell us ,as beech is deciduous it will not come under the high hedge act, I have spoken to the Planners and have been told there is nothing they can do.
Our neighbours have a huge garden ,at a total loss as to what to do....


  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    If there are no local bylaws to help you, unfortunately they are correct, regarding the high hedge act. Have you considered contacting your house insurance company? They may be able to put pressure on the neighbours as the planting will be rather close to your house and could cause damage.
  • Excuse me ..the light loss will be massive..and so will the visual impact...if you care to look at most pleached specialists sites they say its very important to discuss any impact on your neighbours.
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