The High Hedges Scotland Act is now in force. Householders can apply here for a Notice to be served on the owner of a high hedge that they consider to be blocking light to their property.
The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 became effective on 1 April 2014.
The purpose of the Act is to provide an effective means of resolving disputes where a high hedge is blocking light to a residential property.
If you consider that there is a high hedge on nearby land that is blocking light to your property, you can apply for a high hedge notice to be served by the Council. This should be used only as a last resort when other attempts to resolve it amicably with your neighbour have not been successful.
The application fee is £384.
The Scottish Government has also produced Guidance to Local Authorities which provides fuller information on procedures.