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Reminder to Landowners


In the interest of road safety; landowners and occupiers of land are reminded to ensure that trees, hedges or other vegetation are maintained in such condition that they are not a hazard to road users and they do not interfere with the maintenance of the public road. It should be noted that the current hedge/tree cutting season ends on the 28 February 2014.

It is an offence, under the Wildlife Act to cut or destroy any vegetation growing in land not then cultivated, or vegetation growing in any hedge or ditch during the period 1 March to 31 August.

Landowners and occupiers are asked to ensure that no material (including muck and dirt) is left on the public road, arising from any works, that may, in the opinion of the local authority, be a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road or obstruct or interfere with the safe use of a public road or the maintenance of a public road.

In cases where landowners fail to comply with their obligations, Kildare County Council will take whatever action is necessary to ensure compliance and will seek to recoup costs from landowners.

Finally, the council would like to acknowledge the co-operation of those landowners and occupiers of land who are and have been complying with their responsibilities down through the years. If you have any questions or require any advice or information on any of these matters, please contact your local roads area office. Contact details are available on our website.

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