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Report overgrown branches or vegetation

Problems related to overgrown vegetation, such as bushes and hedges, growing from private land onto a public footpath or highway can be reported to us.  We usually give the owner an opportunity to prune back the vegetation. If they do not respond we may serve a notice on the owner of the land to cut back the vegetation or remove it.

We do not deal with vegetation that is overgrowing onto private land. This is a civil matter and your solicitor can provide further advice or assistance.

Report a problem

To help us give the highest priority to the most urgent issues when reporting a problem please indicate:

  • the affected road, footpath or pavement
  • the location of the problem (for example, outside house number 25)

Report a problem with overgrown vegetation

Response times

We assess and inspect problems needing prompt attention within 24 hours. Problems requiring prompt attention represent an immediate or imminent risk to the public area.

We inspect less severe problems within ten working days.

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