HC Deb 09 March 1998 vol 308 c9W
Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will publish regulations regarding the maximum height for boundary fences, walls or hedges between gardens; [33147]

(2) if he will ensure that leylandii hedging is restricted to six feet in height when used to separate small gardens. [33148]

Angela Eagle

There are no current regulations to control the height of leylandii or other hedges between gardens. However, under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, a planning application is required to erect a boundary fence or wall over one metre high next to a highway used by vehicles or over two metres elsewhere.

I am still considering whether any form of Government intervention is necessary to help resolve the problems people encounter with high hedges.