488. Appeals.

Except where the local planning authority1 is the owner2 of the hedgerow3, a person to whom a hedgerow retention notice4 or a notice requiring the planting of a hedgerow5 is given may, by notice given within 28 days from the date on which the notice was given to him, or such longer period as the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers6 may allow, appeal to the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers7. The notice of appeal must state the grounds for the appeal and the appellant must serve a copy of it on the local planning authority