Defra have launched a new consultation on protecting hedgerows. The consultation seeks views on the best way to maintain and improve existing environmental protections around hedgerows, as well as inform Defra’s approach to enforcement. It seeks views on where Defra should focus their ambitions for future hedgerow protections. You can read the list of consultation questions from page 13 of the document

. The deadline for submissions is 20th September 2023.