Apply for permission
Under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997 (SI No. 1160) it is against the law to remove most countryside hedgerows without permission.
Before undertaking any works, you must gain permission. Please submit a hedgerow removal notice to the Council’s Trees and Landscape Team:
If Somerset Council deny the removal of an important hedgerow, they must let you know within 6 weeks.
If you remove a hedgerow without permission, you may face an unlimited fine, and may have to replace the hedgerow.
To view decisions about hedgerow removal please visit our Landscape and planning page.
We welcome and encourage applications submitted:
Application Form – Full Planning Permission