There have been two important articles in the Guardian newspaper recently and also in from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism about the failing of the U.K. Government to deal with serious air pollutant – agricultural ammonia. This is applicable to this case as the potential development is situated in a nitrate vulnerable zone. Please click through below to read the article.
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.