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Control of Hedgerows in Residential Areas Bill

This is the text of the Control of Hedgerows in Residential Areas Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 29th February 2000.

 
 
  
Control of Hedgerows in Residential Areas Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES
Clause 
1.Statutory nuisance.
2.Short title.
 


 

 
 
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Amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 by extending powers to environmental health officers to intervene in neighbourly disputes involving hedgerows in residential areas; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
 

Statutory nuisance.     1. - (1) Section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (statutory nuisances and inspections therefor) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) After paragraph (a) of subsection (1) there is inserted-
 
 
    "(aa) any hedgerow planted in such a place, or maintained in such a manner, as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;".
      (3) After the definition of "private dwelling" in subsection (7) there is inserted-
 
 
    ""hedgerow" means any hedge forming a boundary between two private dwellings;".
Short title.     2. This Act may be cited as the Control of Hedgerows in Residential Areas Act 2000.
 
 

 
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