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Apply to remove a hedgerow

To get permission to remove a hedgerow you need to apply, on the Planning Portal for a Hedgerow removal notice.

Apply for a hedgerow removal notice

. You will need to state the hedgerow's:

  • Age
  • Type
  • Location
  • Reason why it needs removing

For further details, see the guidance on completing a hedgerow removal notice.

Once a notice has been served, the council has six weeks to decide if a hedgerow is important and should stay.

There is a strong presumption that important hedgerows will be protected. To be important the hedgerow must be at least 30 years old and meet at least one of eight criteria specified in the regulations.

There are a number of exclusions to the need to obtain permission. For further advice, please use our: