Permission to remove hedgerows

Hedgerow Removal

 If you want to remove a hedgerow, or part of a hedgerow which is protected, you must contact us before doing any work, by submitting a Hedgerow Removal Notice.  If you are not sure if the hedgerow you want to remove is protected, contact us on 01483 523307 to find out.

What is a protected hedgerow?

These are hedges which:

  • grow in, or beside any common land, Local Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest, land used for agriculture, forestry or the breeding or keeping of horses, ponies or donkey
  • have a continuous length of at least 20 metres, or if less than 20 metres, meets another hedgerow at each end.

The regulations do not apply to any hedgerows marking a boundary of a domestic house.  

You can get further guidance on the planning portal.

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Page owner: Sophie Piper. Last updated: 09/08/2017 10:58