HC Deb 02 February 2004 vol 417 cc735-6W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list those individuals and organisations(a) to whom (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) the non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sent a copy of the consultation, 'Hedge height and light loss' and (b) from whom each received a response. [151650]

Yvette Cooper

'High hedges and light loss' was produced under contract by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for the Department. Consultation on the draft version of this guidance was not carried out either by the Department. its executive agencies or a non-departmental public body. BRE sent out copies of `Hedge height and light loss' for consultation (either electronically or on paper) to the organisations listed as follows. It was also published on the Department's website in April 2001. Those organisations marked with an asterisk submitted detailed responses to consultation, as did a number of individuals (15). mainly people whose houses and gardens were overshadowed by hedges.

The report 'High hedges. daylight and sunlight', also prepared by BRE, explains how the guidance was developed and modified in the light of the consultation responses. Copies of 'Hedge height and light loss' and `High hedges, daylight and sunlight' are on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's website at: www.odpm.gov.uk/treesandhedges and are available in the Libraries of the House.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will shortly be consulting on regulations under the Anti-social Behaviour Act relating to high hedges.

  1. Arboricultural Association
  2. Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Officers
  3. Cornwall County Council
  4. Delva Patman Associates
  5. East Dorset District Council
  6. Elmbridge Borough Council
  7. Gardening Which?
  8. Hedgeline
  9. Horticultural Trades Association
  10. Islington London Borough Council
  11. Kent County Council
  12. Landscape Institute
  13. Local Government Association
  14. London Borough of Bromley
  15. Mediation UK
  16. National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
  17. National Association of Tree Officers
  18. North West Tree Officers Group
  19. Poole Borough Council
  20. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  21. Royal Horticultural Society
  22. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  23. Royal Town Planning Institute
  24. Tendring District Council
  25. Thames Valley Tree Officers Forum
  26. 736W
  27. The London Tree Officers' Association
  28. Town and Country Planning Association
  29. Westminster City Council.

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