High Hedges Bill is “welcome action” for Dunfermline and West Fife

High hedgeDunfermline MSP Bill Walker has hailed the passage of a Private Member’s Bill tackling the nuisance of high hedges as “welcome action for people throughout Dunfermline and Fife”.

The High Hedges (Scotland) Bill, raised by North East Scotland MSP Mark McDonald, passed unanimously through the Scottish Parliament and is the first Private Member’s Bill of the current session.

Mr Walker said: “I was glad to participate in the early stages of drafting the High Hedges (Scotland) Bill, in 2011.

“Under this new legislation, a high hedge is a ‘row of two or more trees or shrubs rising to a height of more than two metres which forms a barrier to light’. All species of trees and shrubs are included. Read more of this post

Parliamentary Progress on High Hedges Bill is Good News for Dunfermline

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed the progress of his parliamentary colleague Mark McDonald‘s efforts to legislate for high hedges. Read more of this post

Proposed High Hedges (Scotland) Bill – Local Government and Regeneration Committee, 01 February 2012

Good morning, Mark. I have two follow-up points. In my mailbag, I have had lots of correspondence on the issue in Fife. Unfortunately, trees are often part of the problem, because they can form a neat barrier. The issue is not just shadow, but the views that people should be able to enjoy from their…

High Hedges

Last November in this column, I mentioned that I attended the first Parliamentary Working Group set up to write legislation for the control of high hedges between neighbouring residential properties.  I am pleased to report that progress has been made. Read more of this post

High Hedges Bill Lodged

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker welcomed news that an SNP colleague yesterday lodged a Private Member’s Bill to curb the neighbourhood nuisance of high hedges. Read more of this post