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Hedgerows and planning applications

We will normally seek to keep hedgerows on development sites unless there are exceptional circumstances for removal.

If you would like to remove a hedgerow as part of a development, you should list compensation proposals for the loss of the hedgerow with the planning application.

For further guidance see page 28 of the Biodiversity supplementary planning guidance. We are currently updating our guidance on general planting specifications which should be available in April 2017.