Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Recycling and waste collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May will all be one day later. Check the Somerset Waste Partnership website for details

Hedgerows

There are laws to protect hedgerows:

  • it is against the law to remove most countryside hedgerows without permission
  • you must apply to us to get permission to remove a hedgerow
  • we have 6 weeks to decide if the hedgerow can be removed
  • if you remove a hedgerow without permission (whether it is important or not) you may face an unlimited fine. You may also have to replace the hedgerow

You can apply to remove a hedgerow via the Planning Portal.

There is no charge for applying to remove a hedgerow.

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