Under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 it is against the law to remove or destroy certain hedgerows without the permission of the local planning authority.
Old, species rich or historically significant hedgerows are considered to be ‘Important’, as defined in the regulations, if they meet certain specific criteria. The presence of ‘Important’ hedgerows is relevant in planning situations and for any project that involves the breaching of an existing hedgerow. EECOS can undertake a survey that will determine whether hedges meet the criteria.
If you require a quote please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org including a brief description of what is proposed, timescales, site plans and any correspondence received from the Local Planning Authority. Alternatively you can contact us in the office on 01621 862986. We can carry out hedgerow surveys in Essex and surrounding counties, including Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and London.