Explanatory Memorandum

High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 21

3 May 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 4 – Fees

Section 4 requires the Department to legislate to limit the level of fee that can be levied by a council for dealing with a high hedge complaint.  It requires a council to refund any complaints fee when a remedial notice takes effect.  Section 4 also provides for legislation to be introduced to detail the mechanism by which a council can then recover a fee from the hedge owner.