Under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997:
- It is against the law to remove most countryside hedgerows without permission
- To get permission to remove a hedgerow, you must apply to the Planning Department at Taunton Deane, using the Hedgerow Removal Notice form
- The council has 6 weeks to decide whether to prohibit the removal of an important hedgerow
- If you remove a hedgerow without permission (whether it is important or not) you may face an unlimited fine. You may also have to replace the hedgerow
You can apply to remove a hedgerow via the Planning Portal.
There is no charge for applying to remove a hedgerow.
Phone: 01823 356459