When you can appeal

Your council makes decisions about hedgerow notices.

You can appeal a decision if they’ve sent you either:

  • a retention notice, saying you cannot remove a hedgerow
  • a replacement notice, telling you to replace a hedgerow you’ve already removed

Only the person who made the application can appeal.

There’s no fee for appealing.

Deadline for appealing

You must appeal within 28 days of the date on the council’s notice.

When you can expect a decision

Once your appeal is validated, you’ll normally get a decision within 31 weeks.