Environment: Hedgerows

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many miles of hedgerow have been created over each of the past 10 years.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip)

It is not possible to provide an annual breakdown of figures. Since 2000 some 4,467 kilometres (2,775.6 miles) of hedgerow have been planted under three main agri-environment schemes: Countryside Stewardship, Environmentally Sensitive Areas and the Higher Level Stewardship strand of Environmental Stewardship.

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