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no - planning permission is only required if land is to be developed and planting a hedge is not development as far as planning law is concerned.Mr D wrote:I recently purchased 1/6th of an acre of Greenbelt land, I have cleared the land, erected a 2metre high fence, and laid turf on around 3/4 of the purchased land. Do I need planning permission to plant a Laurel hedge within the fence, to act as screening.
kind regards, Mac
Mr D wrote:It wasn't used as anything, it was very poor quality deciduous woodland which is greenbelt, part of my neighbours 9 acres. My planning application is to make theland part of my garden curtilage, I don't know if that means it would then change from greenbelt classification to domestic garden, any views would be appreciated.
The Surrey Wildlife Trust doesn't seem to agree. You really would be better restricting yourself to one thread.
' Surrey Wildlife Trust have commented that the woodland that I have cleared is " Identified by Natural England as a Habitat of Principal Importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity in England" , does this make any difference, I did not know any of this before I cleared the land.'
smile...it confuses people
You have bought an area of lowland mixed deciduous woodland which you have cleared. I guess it wasn't TPO'd or in a conservation area or we'd be having a different conversation. I take it you didn't need a felling licence either. You have put in an application for a change of use to domestic garden. You can plant your hedge, it doesn't need permission no matter what the outcome of your planning application.
This will make any planning application for change of use a lot harder.Mr D wrote:Correct, not enough wood for a felling license, it is Identified by Natural England as a Habitat of Principal Importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity in England, does this make any difference, all I want to do is plant a hedge, which is evergreen, maybe create a natural pond and also plant some more trees, but be free to plant the trees of my choice.
Have you checked http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov. ... -21416.xls for what species are in your habitat. As lowland deciduous then it could be the pipistrelle bat which may not be good news for you if you have destroyed their habitat
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