491. Local planning authorities as owners of hedgerows.

Where a local planning authority1 is the owner2 (whether alone or jointly with others) of a hedgerow3, the following provisions apply4. Notwithstanding provisions relating to the arrangements for the discharge of functions by local authorities5, a hedgerow removal notice6 may not be considered by a committee or sub-committee of the authority concerned if that committee or sub-committee is responsible (wholly or partly) for the management of the land in which is situated the hedgerow to which the notice relates