High Hedges (Scotland) Act

If you have an issue with a neighbour over a high hedge that you haven't been able to resolve amicably, you can apply for a high hedge notice.

This is to help solve problems caused by hedges that grow higher than two metres and block out light.

High Hedge Notice application form needs to be submitted with the fee of £401 and details of attempts to deal with matters, i.e letters to neighbours should also be submitted with the application. Where multiple applications are submitted collectively to deal with a single hedge then each applicant pays a reduced fee of £200.

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 requires us to publish the circumstances within which we will refund any fee paid for a high hedge application. These fees are refunded if an application is submitted and is not founded, for example;

  1. the hedge is not more than 2m high above ground level
  2. there is no evidence of having tried to resolve the situation with the hedge owner

The form also includes guidance and information on the high hedge application process.

The Planning Service has also produced a FAQ which we would encourage people to look at prior to making a formal submission.

When completed, please email to planning@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Or post to:

East Dunbartonshire Council Development Applications Planning
Southbank House
Strathkelvin Place
G66 1XQ

Or deliver in person to one of the Community Hubs.