If you remove a hedgerow without permission, you may face an unlimited fine and/or have to replace the hedgerow.
The way in which the regulations apply to individual hedgerows is quite complex and so we'd advise you to contact the countryside team at an early stage of the application process for further guidance. If a hedgerow is protected under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997 Act, you will need the council's consent to remove it.
For a form to notify us you intend to remove a hedgerow, see downloads section of this page, or apply through the Planning Portal.
For further information, contact the countryside team.
Last reviewed: 28 - 06 - 2016