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Removal of hedgerow alongside unclassified county road e5060 - legal or illegal?

Reported in the Hedges / Trees on road or verge category anonymously at 11:19, Thu 19 October 2017

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 1 minute later

Hedgerow alongside or part of highway E5060 has been removed and road gated and locked.

Google earth / street view shows how the hedge on the east side of the road existed at November 2009, but today that hedge is removed.

There are laws about this, including unlawful removal:- http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ uksi/ 1997/ 1160/ contents/ made

Offences

7.—(1) A person who intentionally or recklessly removes, or causes or permits another person to remove, a hedgerow in contravention of regulation 5(1) or (9) is guilty of an offence.

Records

10. Each local planning authority shall compile and keep available for public inspection free of charge at all reasonable hours and at a convenient place a record containing a copy of—

(a)every hedgerow removal notice received by them;

(b)every hedgerow retention notice issued by them;

(c)every notice given by them under regulation 5(1)(b)(i);

(d)every determination notified to them under regulation 9(3)

Has any entry been made on the Warks C C record allowing the removal of the hedgerow? Was consent given to the applicant? In the event that illegal removal has ocurred, is the WCC taking relevant action?

What action is being taken about the obstruction by locked gates. The above street view shows two openings - one locked gate, and one single stranded barbed wire across the smaller gateway - both are illegal on highways.

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting

    Posted by County Highways at 14:26, Thu 19 October 2017

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