Hedgerow Regulations (non domestic)

The Hedgerow Regulations are administered by the Landscape Team.

The Regulations:
The Hedgerows Regulations (1997) give protection to important hedgerows in England and Wales. Anyone proposing to remove a hedgerow, or part of a hedgerow, which is covered by the Regulations, must first notify the Local Planning Authority by submitting a Hedgerow Removal Notice.  The guidance note will help you complete this.  Please refer to the validation criteria in the Downloads.
Removal of a hedgerow is defined as uprooting or otherwise destroying a hedgerow (not hedgerow management such as coppicing or hedge laying).

The Regulations DO NOT apply to any hedgerow within the curtilage of, or marking a boundary of the curtilage of a dwelling house – or hedgerows removed as part of permitted development.

Be aware also:
If you remove a hedgerow during the bird nesting season (generally March to September) you may be committing an offence under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981 as amended).

For more information see the “Guidance on the procedures in Leeds” in the Downloads.



The Hedgerow Legislation is intended to protect ‘important’ hedgerows in the countrysidehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Hedgerows guidance on the procedures in Leeds.pdf32774pdf
Your Questions Answeredhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Hedgerows Regulations - Your Questions Answered.pdf710524pdf

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