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Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received in response to the Minister of State's call of 10 August 2005 for members of the public in Northern Ireland to report nuisance hedges to the planning service. (96309)

The Planning Service carried out a consultation exercise between August and October 2005 seeking information on the scale and geographical spread of problems with nuisance high hedges in Northern Ireland.

The consultation generated a high level of public interest with a total of 641 responses received—610 of those from members of the public. A summary of the main results of the consultation exercise is available on the Planning Service website (