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DEFRA consultation on hedgerow protection

Have your say on hedgerow protection. DEFRA’s consultation closes on 20 September 2023.

The Topline

“The DEFRA consultation on hedgerow protection gives you a chance to have your say in how amendments to the regulations will shape how they are treated moving forward. Don’t miss your chance to offer comments before 20 September.”

– Grace Stirrat, Associate, Regulatory and Compliance

DEFRA consultation on hedgerow protection

A hedgerow is a boundary line of bushes which may include trees. Hedgerows support biodiversity and provide habitats for a diverse range of species including birds, mammals and butterflies. With the UK government putting increasing importance on the protection of hedgerows, now is the time to have your say as part of DEFRA’s latest consultation.

The DEFRA consultation on hedgerow protection is open until 20 September 2023.

How we can support you

Walker Morris’ Environment Team is a multi-disciplinary group of specialist lawyers experienced in all aspects of the environmental agenda. We can work with businesses at every step of their journey to create, implement and deliver an effective sustainability strategy, and we can help landowners and developers to adopt a strategic and commercial approach when building environmental considerations – including issues such as hedgerow protection – into their development projects.

Please contact any member of the Environment Team for tailored advice or assistance.