What happens after the authority have received the notice?
They visit the site to see if the hedgerow is 'important' and may enter your land. To be 'important' the hedgerow must (i) be at least 30 years old, and (ii) meet at least one of 8 set criteria summarised at the bottom of this page. The criteria identify hedgerows of particular archaeological, historical, wildlife or landscape value.
The authority will also consult the local community council and the local elected member.
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