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Decision details

Petition to Stop the Netting of Hedges in Tamworth

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A petition was submitted to the Council on 1st March 2022 seeking to stop the netting of hedges in Tamworth.  The petition contained over 4,600 signatures



That Council



noted and shares the sincere concerns of the signatories to protect our local natural wildlife;



noted that a prima facie review suggests that the power to act may lay outside the Council’s statutory powers;



agreed that given the importance of this issue, the matter be referred to the Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee (ISG) with the brief that they review the relevant sections of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and new Environmental legislation currently before the Commons ,and any other material they believe relevant and;



agreed that the Infrastructure Safety & Growth Committee  bring a report to Council by the Autumn so that there would be time to act on the report by the next breeding season



(Moved by Councillor Dr. S Peaple and seconded by Councillor D Cook)


Publication date: 09/05/2022

Date of decision: 15/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Council

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