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Rural

Improving and expanding hedgerows – Recommendations for a semi-natural habitat in agricultural landscapes

A paper outlining recommendations for improving and expanding hedgerows as a semi-natural habitat in agricultural landscapes looking at ecosystem services, evidence for these, and potential…

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Garden, Rural, Urban

Hedgerow Learning Guide 2 – Hedges and the law

Hedges and the law

Hedges and the law outlines what you need to know about the main pieces of law and legislation surrounding hedgerows and hedgerow trees from Planning…

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Rural
From: Department for the Environment

Hedgerow Regulations

Your questions answered

First published guide to the 1997 Hedgerow regulations

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Garden
From: RHS

Hedges: nuisance and over grown

Legislation provides people whose gardens are overshadowed by high hedges the opportunity to resolve this issue with help from their local council

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Audience level: General
Guide
Garden
From: DAERA

High Hedges

The High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 provides a legal basis for taking action over a problem high hedge

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Garden, Rural, Urban
From: UK Government

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is the primary legislation which protects animals, plants and habitats in the UK

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Rural
From: GWCT

Briefing Sheet: Hedgerows

This briefing sheet explores the importance of hedgerows to the local landscape and wildlife, previous hedgerow losses, and current trends in the UK, along with…

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Audience level: GeneralProfessional
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Garden
From: Northern Ireland Assembly

High Hedges Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

A governmental act to provide for the control of high hedges

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Rural
From: Natural England

Hedgerows: Laws, rules and regulations

Questions and answers relating to the question ‘When can I trim, cut, lay or coppice a hedge?’

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Garden, Urban
From: The Scottish Government

High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

Revised Guidance to Local Authorities

2019 revisions to the guidance for local authorities on the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

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Audience level: General