DEFRA consultation on hedgerow protection

DEFRA is undertaking a review of the hedgerow protection regulations and has opened a public consultation on the review.

Looking at the dire state of many of the hedgerows in the vicinity, especially - with a few notable and honourable exceptions - to the north west of Crediton, you may be thinking 'what protection?'

If you think DEFRA and landowners could do a whole lot better in this regard, this is your chance to have your say. I've just completed the on-line questionnaire and it took me about 15 minutes. The consultation closes on 20 September, so please give it a go now.


John Craythorne