553 Permitted works and the removal of hedgerows

553 Permitted works and the removal of hedgerows

The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 provide a number of instances where removal of a hedgerow is permitted. These include1:

  1. 553.1

        making a new opening giving access to land;

  2. 553.2

        obtaining temporary access to the land in emergency situations;

  3. 553.3

        obtaining access to land where other access is not available or is available only at a disproportionate cost;

  4. 553.4

        carrying out works for the purposes of national defence;

  5. 553.5

        carrying out development for which planning permission has been granted or is deemed to have been granted;

  6. 553.6

        carrying out works for the purposes of