Ecology – Hedgerow

To make way for a new entrance and splay to the proposed site, the applicant proposes to rip out 150m of historic hedgerow which contains over 10 native woody species, numerous habitats for wildlife and signs of historic hedge laying.

As the hedge includes over 7 native woody species and signs of historic hedge laying, it may well fall under protection of the Hedgerow Regulation Act 1997.

We will be calling for a full survey, which to date, has not been done by the applicant.