Planning application for entrance?

Hi, Scenario: House built at a lower level (2 meters) to an adjacent B road and public footpath which has moderate traffic.A large hedge also runs along this perimeter. The B road is not level but is on a slight hill and "dips" or runs downwards for some 30 meters from a higher point. Car and foot Access to the house is via a "private road" (up the hill) which also runs parallel to the B road but has hedges and trees between. Cars visiting the house may only enter a brick built garage on the house property.The private road runs downhill to the house. The next door neighbour will NOT allow cars to park up on the private road outside his house. This is accepted and not challenged. This requires visitors to either park in garage (if empty) or on the B road. The B road is also frequently used for parking by visitors to a Restaurant up the hill.
Question: Would it be permissible to open a new "Gated footpath entrance" directly through the hedge from the B road public footpath and is planning permission required?
Sorry for the detail and if its confusing :( Thanks. Stuart.
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It seems to me when you've cut down and shredded the two or three plants/bushes necessary to do this, no one will be able to dispute that they were diseased and needed to be removed.
And whilst the gap is there, you'll need to put a gate in to keep your kids or dogs from running into the road and getting killed, or passing pedestrians using your garden as a shortcut.
Steve
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On 23/10/2012 14:11, shazzbat wrote:

Ha - OK then - - so planning application would seem to be required :) Thanks. Stuart.
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