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Local authority fees under High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
24 Mar 2021
Local authority fees under High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100158151
Date received: 16 Feb 2021
Date responded: 2 Mar 2021
Information requested

Detail on the fees set by each local authority in Scotland to proceed with an application under the high hedges act.

Response

The Scottish Government does not routinely collect or hold the information requested as these are matters for individual local authorities. However, as part of an ad hoc information gathering exercise in 2020/21, the Scottish Government did receive the information collated in the table below:

Local Authority

Fee Applied

Aberdeen City

£395

Aberdeenshire

£450

Angus

£275

Argyll and Bute

£450

City of Edinburgh

£350 plus £100 for any additional property to be assessed

plus £100 if more than 6 hedge owners.

Clackmannanshire

£401

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

£382

Dumfries and Galloway

£450

Dundee City

£400

East Ayrshire

£400

East Dunbartonshire

£401

East Lothian

£402

East Renfrewshire

£477.50

Falkirk

£401

Fife

£385

Glasgow City

£500

Highland

£450

Inverclyde

£202

Midlothian

£300

Moray

£425.39

North Ayrshire

£382

North Lanarkshire

£450 (£225 for disabled applicants)

Orkney Island

£401

Perth and Kinross

£300

Renfrewshire

£200

Scottish Borders

£400

Shetland Islands

£0

South Ayrshire

£495

South Lanarkshire

£401

Stirling

£192

West Dunbartonshire

£404

West Lothian

£401

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