Hugo calls for ban on the use of nets to prevent birds nesting in trees

Earlier this afternoon, I spoke about how we must ensure housing developers limit the practice of using nets to prevent birds from nesting in trees and hedgerows.

I called on Ministers to update guidance to developers that nets should not be used during breeding season.

This follows a petition of over 300,000 signatures, with 805 signatories in East Devon. Thank you for those who have contacted me on this - I am working with the RSPB and have previously asked officials at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to look into how widespread the practice is.