Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (471)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Question:

471. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if local authorities will be provided with legislation to deal with the issue of high hedges and trees similar to the High Hedges Act 2011 in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21318/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

There is currently a civil remedy available concerning branches or roots of neighbouring trees encroaching on one’s property. I will, however, give consideration to the proposal concerned with regard to trees acutely impacting on neighbouring properties in the context of the forthcoming review of legislation in this area within my Department . The UK model is one legislative option in this regard and will be taken into account in that context.

Question No. 472 answered with Question No. 470.