Hedges and ditches

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Content published before December 2016

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on hedges and ditches. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
10.03.2010Dealing with nuisance trees and hedges
This note sets out the options available to homeowners to deal with nuisance trees and hedges. It includes details of high hedges legislation
07.03.2001High Hedges Bill (Bill 13 of 2000-01)
High Hedges Bill (Bill 13 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/20.
25.03.1999The control of high hedges
The control of high hedges. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/35.

POSTnotes

DateDescription
15.10.2014Diffuse Pollution of Water by Agriculture
Water pollution regulation is devolved in the UK. Surface, coastal and ground waters in England suffer from significant pollution problems: 78% of surface and groundwater bodies fail to meet the 'good' ecological status prescribed by the EU Water Frameworks Directive. Pollution increases water treatment costs and adversely affects wildlife. Compared to treatment, preventing water pollution at source can have a cost-benefit ratio as high as 1:65. This POSTnote describes the contribution of agriculture to water pollution, and measures that can be taken to reduce it.

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses