Many thanks for your email, just to confirm there is no TPO as the trees are only dutch elm trees. Would you agree that elm trees do not constitute a hedgerow, in fact they cannot be classed as a hedge? Also as I understand it, a hedgerow of value by definition is a hedgerow that is over 30 years old whereas an elm tree can only naturally live to between 20 and 25 years and so cannot fall into the value definition if it were to be classed as a hedge and of value?
Good morning and thank you for your advice. I will drop the Council a line today incorporating your advice. Just out of interest, if you are able to provide a formal letter incorporating your advice, could you please let us have your details so that we can privately instruct you and perhaps give us an indication of your fee?