The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 give protection to hedgerows that grow on agricultural, common and forestry land, horse and donkey paddocks, nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Yes, if your hedgerow is on, or runs alongside:
Permission is not needed when:
Note that gaps of 20 metres or less are counted as part of the hedgerow. A gap may be a break in the vegetation or it may be filled, for example, by a gate, fence or wall.
Normal management of your hedgerow does not require prior permission.
Only certain people may ask for permission to remove a hedgerow:
|Application for hedgerow removal|