Protected trees and hedges
Carrying out works on a protected hedge (hedgerow)
If you want to remove a hedgerow
If you wish to remove a hedgerow, or part of a hedgerow then you will need apply.
The easiest way to apply is online through the planning portal:
Alternatively, you can download and send us a completed application form:
Please download our guidance document to help with submitting your application:
We will assess the importance of the hedgerow using criteria set out in the regulations.
Hedgerow retention notices
We can continue to protect important hedgerows by issuing a retention notice.
This does not apply to:
- domestic dwellings
- curtilage/boundary of the dwelling
If your house is next to an evergreen hedge that is so high it is affecting the level of light coming into your property or the view from your windows, please see our information about high hedges.