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Forest Regulations report ready

Following the setting up of the Farm Regulations Task Force last year, there was talk about the possibility of mirroring the process in Forestry so as to deal with ‘red tape’ issues in this sector, too. 591 more words

Climate Change

You spoke up!

Hundreds of thousands of you played a major role in making Government listen back in January and halt its plans to sell off the public forest estate in one fell swoop.  305 more words


Latest update - Public Forest Estate sales in England

Today (February 11th) an official Ministerial Statement was released by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Caroline Spelman) about the plans to sell the public forest estate in England. 301 more words

Government Affairs

England's forests: what's happening tomorrow?

Forestry sales to be voted on in Parliament.

This Wednesday, 2nd February, the House of Commons will debate a motion on the Public Forest Estate tabled by the Labour Party.  579 more words

Government Affairs

Aberdeen bypass campaigners awarded cap on legal costs

We were delighted to find out on Thursday (the 20th of Jan) that Road Sense, the local group campaigning against the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) have been granted a Protected Expenses Order for their legal challenge to Scottish Ministers’ decision to grant approval for the AWPR. 226 more words

Woods Under Threat

Lot thickens at Forest Pines

Remember our blogs about the threat to Broughton Woods – a large swathe of North Lincolnshire’s remaining ancient woodland? In 2010 we were finally able to stop QHotels from destroying this well-loved plantation ancient woodland site with an extension to their existing ‘Forest Pines’ golf course (but not without the valuable support of a loud and prolonged community-led campaign). 490 more words

Climate Change

A change of climate on climate change?

After last year’s disastrous international climate change Summit in Copenhagen, the expectations for this year’s version in Cancun were not particularly high but an agreement about the future direction of climate change management has been reached. 518 more words

Climate Change