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DoI has 'no legal duty' to cut roadside hedges

It costs over £170,000 a year to maintain the Island’s hedges, footpaths and green lanes.

However, the Department of Infrastructure says it has no legal duty to cut back the roadside hedges unless there are issues concerning road safety.

Minister Phil Gawne says it’s difficult to know where to target resources as different people have different priorities: 

Government’s policy is currently being reviewed – he says it is time to look for a new approach including working with local authorities:

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