HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c4W
Jane Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to amend building regulations to limit the height to which hedges and trees around residential property may be allowed to grow. [27503]

Angela Eagle

I am considering whether some form of Government intervention in relation to such hedges and trees is justified, but there are no powers to limit their height under building regulations, which apply only to the design and construction of buildings.