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High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

High hedge notices

Section 3 –Pre-application requirements

8.This section places a responsibility on a potential applicant to take all reasonable steps to resolve the high hedge dispute before making an application for a high hedge notice. It also provides that in doing so, applicants must have regard to any guidance published by the relevant local authority on this issue. Guidance issued by the relevant local authority may, for example, require applicants to have attempted to resolve matters through mediation before making an application.

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