Most roadside hedges are the responsibility of the landowner. If we notice overhanging hedges during a routine inspection, or receive a complaint, we will ask the landowner to cut them back.
However, we do maintain some hedges on highway land and will cut them as necessary.
When Hedges will normally be cut
Type of Hedge / Time of Year / Annual Frequency
Hedges will normally be cut at the times of the year indicated in the table above.
How you can help us
let us know about any junction where the view is blocked by long grass or overgrown hedges
don't park on grass verges
don't put decorative stones or logs on verges as these can be dangerous
maintain your own hedges safely and responsibly.
If you have a problem with the cutting of hedges or any other grounds maintenance issue, please use our online form.
Provided you have tried and exhausted all other avenues for resolving your hedge dispute, you are able to take your complaint about a neighbour's evergreen hedge to your local authority.
Further information on High Hedges.