Otterton hedge plan discussed

OTTERTON residents with relatives buried in the churchyard are to have a say over the future of a Leylandii hedge on the north side of the cemetery.

OTTERTON residents with relatives buried in the churchyard are to have a say over the future of a Leylandii hedge on the north side of the cemetery.

Otterton Parish Council recently said biannual trimming was proving expensive and discussed removing the shrub in favour of a fence.

The council said it would discuss the future of the leylandii at the forthcoming parish meeting.

An Otterton council spokesperson said: "Removal also creates a less private site and a danger, as there is a big drop to the road.

"However, a blackthorn hedge and a simple fence erected while the hedge grows would overcome these problems.