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England’s hedgerows: don’t cut them out! Making the case for better hedgerow protection

Campaign to Protect Rural England


The Hedgerows Regulations were introduced in 1997. The following year, CPRE surveyed local authorities to see how the Regulations were being implemented in England. We wanted to find out whether the situation had improved over ten years on and carried out a survey in early 2010. This report outlines the findings of our latest survey. Almost 40%, or 133, local authorities took part across all English regions. Our survey found that hedgerow protection has increased since 1998, and that local authorities are keen for improvements to be made to the Regulations. The survey also reveals significant variation across the country in how the Hedgerows Regulations are working on the ground

Author(s): Marrington, E

Journal: Campaign to Protect Rural England

Year: 2010