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Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice

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Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice

Some hedgerows are protected under The Hedgerow Regulations (1997) and removing them could incur a fine up to £5,000.

If a Hedgerow Removal Notice is submitted the following information will be required:

  • A plan (preferably 1:2,500 scale) clearly identifying the hedgerow to be removed
  • The reasons for removal
  • Evidence the hedge is less than 30 years old
  • A statement advising if you are the owner, tenant or manager of the hedgerow, or relevant utility company eligible to remove it.

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