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Hedge Cutting Scheme deadline draws closer

Date issued: 05/10/17

Clare County Council is inviting applications to an innovative scheme to facilitate landowners and community groups in maintaining hedgerows throughout County Clare.

The Community Hedge Cutting Grant Scheme, which was the first of its kind to be developed in Ireland when it was piloted in 2013, will see €10,000 being provided to deal with the local road network over the coming autumn and winter seasons.

Applications are being invited from communities and groups before 30 October 2017. Each application will be assessed and a grant of €50.00 per kilometre of hedgerow will be paid, subject to certain conditions and available resources.

Clare County Council says the Scheme will provide some financial assistance to communities and groups that undertake hedgecutting and the cutting of overhanging trees, and will assist landowners in complying with their responsibilities under Section 70 of the Roads Act, 1993.

Application forms can be downloaded below or are available from Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis, Co Clare

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 05/10/17