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The Hedgerow Regulations 1997 give protection to certain hedgerows within the rural areas of the district. If you require a hedgerow to be removed it is advisable to discuss any plans informally with the Tree and Biodiversity Officer at an early stage before you formally seek permission.

If you decided to submit a Hedgerow Removal Notice and we decide to prohibit the removal the hedgerow, we must notify you within 6 weeks from the receipt of the application.

If you remove a hedgerow without permission (whether it is important or not) you may face an unlimited fine. You may also have to replace the hedgerow.

If you require future information please visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.

Hedgerow Removal Notice

You can make an application to remove a hedge by completing the Hedgerow Removal Notice.

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