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.