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High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

High hedge notices

Section 7 – Notice of decision where no action to be taken

20.This section requires that, as soon as reasonably practicable after deciding there is no adverse effect, or that no action should be taken in relation to the high hedge, the local authority must notify the applicant and every owner and occupier of the land on which the high hedge is situated of its decision, giving reasons and notifying the recipients of the right to appeal.

21.Subsection (4) provides that where a high hedge is situated on land which has been designated as a National Park and the local authority has decided under section 6(5)(b) that no action should be taken in relation to the high hedge it must also inform the relevant National Park authority of its decision.

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