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High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011


8.The policy proposals underpinning the Act were developed in a public consultation conducted by Planning Service in 2005. The consultation process highlighted broad support for a legislative solution to provide a means of redress for people who allege detriment because of a high hedge on a neighbour’s land.

9.The Department conducted a public consultation process on the draft Act between December 2009 and March 2010. Over 100 responses were received indicating broad support for the policy outlined.

10.Regulations to deal with a fee transfer mechanism will be subject to public consultation before being laid in draft before the Assembly.

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