As hedges are such an important part of the landscape of the North York Moors, the National Park Authority encourages the retention and sympathetic management of all hedgerows.
Under the Hedgerow Regulations, which came into force on 1 June 1997, anyone wishing to remove a hedge (in the National Park) that is covered by the Regulations must notify the National Park Authority by completing a Hedgerow Removal Notice.
Please note: only those hedgerows which are 'important' within the terms of the regulations can be protected by the Hedgerow Regulations.
How to notify the Authority
You should fully complete a Hedgerow Removal Notice form and return it, together with a map clearly showing the sections of hedgerow that you wish to remove.
Please send it to Rebecca Thompson at the North York Moors National Park Authority, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BP.
What happens next?
The Authority has 42 days to respond commencing from the date that the completed Hedgerow Removal Notice is received at the National Park Authority offices.
Useful links and information to download
Online form - available on the National Planning Portal website
Recent and Current Applications
You can view a list of current applications for Hedgerow Removal Notices within the North York Moors National Park.
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