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New high hedges law ‘could be catalyst for resolving disputes’

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NEIGHBOURS in dispute over high hedges will finally have a last resort option to help deal with their problems, Deputy Al Brouard has said.

Deputy Al Brouard has been campaigning for a high hedges law since 2004. (Pictures by Peter Frankland, 19388154)

He has been campaigning since 2004 for a law to help islanders who might be having problems with their neighbours over overgrown shrubbery.

‘I’m really pleased the law is being introduced,’ he said.

‘It is one of those things, which is not a big issue overall, but if you are affected by a high hedge and loss of light and you can’t reason with your neighbour, then you have somewhere to go.’

The new law will be introduced on 2 October and means that people living in the shadow of a high hedge can lodge an official complaint with the Development and Planning Authority.

If you want to know more on the new law, visit www.gov.gg/highhedges.

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