The High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (operational from 31st March 2012) provides a legal basis for taking action over a problem high hedge.
It will help people who are adversely affected by high hedges bordering their domestic property. It deals with evergreen and semi-evergreen hedges that are more than 2 metres in height and affecting light reaching a neighbouring domestic property.
It introduces a formal complaints system that will be operated by local councils, but it should only be used as a last resort as neighbours are encouraged to resolve the problem themselves.
ARBOR CONSULTING undertake site visits to collect and collate relevant arboricultural information, including: