Overgrown vegetation on your land

You are legally required to trim any vegetation rooted on your land next to the public highway where the growth is preventing the passage, or affecting the safety, of the highway user. We recommend only cutting vegetation such as hedges or brambles between September and March as this is outside the main breeding season for nesting birds. 

You must remove or cut back your vegetation if it: 

  • blocks the view at a road junction
  • overhangs a road or footpath
  • obstructs a streetlight, traffic lights or street signs
  • is a danger to the highway

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