Why our hedgerows matter and how you can help
This guide is a celebration of hedgerows. We wanted to share our passion for them and encourage more people to care about them too. And to entice you further, we’ve included a handy hedgerow plant identifier for when you’re next exploring our beautiful countryside.
Our comments on Defra’s Smarter Guidance review of content and guidance relating to hedgerows.
Making the case for better hedgerow protection
This report calls for the current Hedgerow Regulations to be improved to give local authorities more powers to protect hedgerows that are valued in their local landscape and community. CPRE's survey showed 42 per cent of local councils want hedgerow protection rules to be made simpler to help them achieve this. CPRE believe with the right improvements, Hedgerows Regulations will become an even more effective means of protecting England’s important hedgerows.