P-05-897 Stop Developers netting hedgerows and trees



P-05-897 Stop Developers netting hedgerows and trees

This petition was submitted by Chris Evans having collected a total of 1,508 signatures.


Text of Petition   

Make 'netting' hedgerows and trees to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.

Developers, and other interested parties are circumventing laws protecting birds by 'netting' hedgerows and trees to prevent birds from nesting.

This facilitates the uprooting of hedgerows and trees which aid biodiversity and provide the only remaining nesting sites for birds, whose numbers are in sharp decline.

'Netting' hedgerows and trees threatens declining species of birds, presents a danger by entrapment to wildlife, and produces large amounts of plastic waste.

The practice also falls foul of the Future Generations legislation already passed by the Senedd.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/02/2020.

The Committee agreed to close the petition on the basis that it is difficult to see how it could take the issue forward without further contact and information from the petitioner.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/09/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Gower
  • South Wales West


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 09/09/2019