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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

Hedge Cutting Season 2022-2023

NOTICE TO LANDOWNERS AND OCCUPIERS OF LAND ADJOINING PUBLIC ROADS
ROADS ACT 1993, SECTION 70
ROADSIDE TREES, DITCHES AND HEDGES
FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2022 UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2023

In accordance with Section 70 of the Roads Act 1993, landowners and occupiers of lands are obliged to take all reasonable care to ensure that the trees, ditches, hedges and other vegetation growing on their lands are not or could not become a danger to people using or working on a public road. If this should occur, you are required to fell, cut, log, trim or remove such trees, ditches and hedges.

The owner/occupier is obliged to comply with the Health and Safety Act 2005 as amended, with regard to employees and the safety of the general public. Additional signage must be provided if working on the public road. Liability for damage or injury resulting from such hazards will rest with the landowner/occupier.

Examples of hazards may include dead or dying trees, ditches or hedges interfering with traffic, blocking footpaths, obscuring road signs or obscuring a view of the road ahead.
All landowners and occupiers of land are requested to note that Section 46 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 prohibits the cutting, burning or destruction of any vegetation growing on uncultivated land or in a hedge or ditch during the period 1 March to 31 August each year. This is to ensure the safety of birds and other wildlife.

Please also note that Regulations 49 and 50 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 make it an offence to plant, disperse, allow dispersal or cause the spread of invasive plant species. Further information regarding the control and management of invasive plant species can be found on www.invasives.ie

If you wish to advise Tipperary County Council of a structure, tree or hedge adjoining a public road which is considered to be dangerous, please contact the Customer Services Department:
Telephone: 0818 06 5000
Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

Friday, 9 September, 2022 - 14:30
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