Shropshire Council

High hedges

Since 1 June 2005, we've had powers to adjudicate in disputes between neighbours regarding the height of certain types of hedge.

Further information on high hedges is available on the gov.uk website.

We'll adjudicate on complaints in accordance with guidance from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Schedule of fees

The cost of a complaint regarding high hedges is £350.

Schedule of refunds

  • 75% of fee paid to be refunded if the complaint is withdrawn before any letters have been sent by us
  • 25% of fee to be refunded if the complaint is withdrawn within 28 days of dispatch of initial letters by us
  • 10% of fee to be refunded if the complaint is withdrawn at any time after 28 days from dispatch of initial letters and before any decision letter is sent

You can make a high hedge complaint using our form.