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Disputes over high hedges to be tackled

PLANS to tackle disputes over high hedges have been endorsed by a Holyrood committee.

PLANS to tackle disputes over high hedges have been endorsed by a Holyrood committee.

Legislation should promote “good neighbour” behaviour and provide a solution where other avenues have failed, according to MSPs.

Scotland is not covered by specific laws in this area, but they have been adopted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the Isle of Man.

The High Hedges Bill was lodged by SNP MSP Mark McDonald at the Scottish Parliament in 10 October, years after action was first suggested by former Labour MSP Scott Barrie.

Kevin Stewart, convener of the local government and regeneration committee, said: “This bill provides an accessible local solution to address these disputes where all other avenues have failed.”

 
 
 

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