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2. Can I remove a hedgerow?

Hedgerows on land other than domestic residential boundaries are protected under the Hedgerow Regulations.

You must apply for permission to remove a hedgerow. No works may be done before a decision is made.

Visit the government's planning portal where you can apply online using a hedgerow removal notice form. You will need to register online to submit your application. There is no fee for this application. You can choose to submit a paper application form instead.

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We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected by adhering to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Any personal information provided will be used by us solely for the purpose of determining the application and contacting you regarding this.

Your name and address and comments will be available to the general public via the website. Any signatures, personal email addresses and personal contact numbers will not be viewable online but will be recorded on our planning database and will be available to all planning staff.

The data will be stored and retained in accordance with our full privacy policy.

You will receive a decision normally within 8 weeks.