More flexibility for hedge cutting to be introduced

More flexibility is to be introduced for hedge cutting and burning on a two year pilot basis. Heather Humphreys Minister Heather Humphreys is to introduce legislation for managed hedge cutting under strict criteria during August to help tackle overgrown hedges impacting on roads. Controlled burning in certain areas during March to be specified by the Minister will also be introduced should it be necessary. The decision follows almost 200 submissions as part of a review of Section 40 of the Wildlife Acts, which sets out the controls on burning and cutting of vegetation.