The Hedgerow Regulations 1997 require owners of agricultural hedgerows to give their Local Planning Authority 42 days written notice of their intention to remove all or part of any hedgerow. There are exemptions, including hedges that form the boundary or curtilage of a dwelling. Anyone failing to give this notice may be guilty of an offence.
A summary of the regulations can be found below;
- The hedgerow regulations – your questions answered (pdf)
- Hedgerow regulations guide part 1 (pdf)
- Hedgerow regulations guide part 2 (pdf)
- Hedgerow regulations guide part 3 (pdf)
If you intend to remove all or part of an agricultural hedge please contact us to request a form to apply for permission.
See the full copy of the Hedgerow Regulations.