Commentary

560–600 Role of private Inclosure Acts in the protection of hedgerows

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

560–600 Role of private Inclosure Acts in the protection of hedgerows

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

560–600    Role of private Inclosure Acts in the protection of hedgerows

The first instance decision in the case of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust v Flamborough Parish Council1 by His Honour Judge Cracknell sitting at Hull County Court in December 1996 concerned the protection given to an ancient hedgerow by an Inclosure Award made under a private Act of Parliament.

Flamborough Parish Council, together with other interested local parties, wished to transform an area of land which lay alongside a public road into a bowling green. This scheme included the replacing of a hedge with a six foot close-boarded fence. However, the hedge was

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