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High Hedges

Requested on
Tue 1st October, 2013
Reference
FOI 3423
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Can you please provide the following information in relation to high hedge disputes undertaken by your authority in response to complaints made under Part 8 of the Anti-social behaviour Act 2003;

• The cost to the Council of undertaking a high hedge complaint, including the appeal, if known, or an estimated cost; and
• The number of valid high hedge complaints you have adjudicated on; and
• The number of high hedge complaints that went to appeal; and
• The number of appeals dismissed
• The fee for undertaking a high hedge complaint made under Part 8 of The Anti-social behaviour Act 2003.

Answer

The cost to the Council of undertaking a high hedge complaint, including the appeal, if known, or an estimated cost; and
Information not held.  We are unable to estimate the cost as each case can differ significantly.

The number of valid high hedge complaints you have adjudicated on; and
We have received valid High Hedge complaints about 17 hedges.

The number of high hedge complaints that went to appeal; and
4 cases went to appeal

The number of appeals dismissed
- one was withdrawn before any decision
- one the notice was quashed,
- one dismissed, and
- one appeal allowed and notice reissued with variations.

The fee for undertaking a high hedge complaint made under Part 8 of The Anti-social behaviour Act 2003
We charge £350 for a high hedge complaint or £50 if anyone is on benefits.

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