An Taisce welcomes scrapping of hedge cutting regulations

The decision by the Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan not to proceed with regulations which would allow hedge cutting in August this year has been welcomed by An Taisce.

The Heritage Act 2018 allowed the Minister the discretion of permitting hedge cutting on a trial basis in 2019 and 2020.

The passing of this act through the Oireachtas in 2018 was a major blow to nature conservation in Ireland, and was opposed by numerous Irish environmental organisations.

An Taisce Advocacy Officer, Ian Lunley,  says the announcement from Minister Madigan is welcome news.