Tag Archives: Independent Panel on Forestry

Woodland Grants and CAP Reform

The government have announced some administrative changes in the last month, with some staff administering Environmental Stewardship and Woodland Grant Schemes moving to the Rural Payments Agency from Natural England and from the Forestry Commission.  The role of the Forestry Commission’s woodland officers remains the same for now. The future of the English Woodland Grant

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Forestry Commission Changes

The Government spending review, published in June, included a 9.6% cut to Defra, which is on top of previously announced cuts.  That is certain to mean further cuts for the countryside agencies, including the Forestry Commission and Natural England.  That’s likely to mean less staff, again, but no news yet on how it will affect

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Independent Forestry Panel: The Government Response

The Independent Panel was set up in 2012, following a public outcry at plans to sell off large areas of Forestry Commission land.  The panel was chaired by the Bishop of Liverpool, and had members drawn from the forestry industry and conservation charities.  The panel reported in July, and last week the Government finally published

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Independent Panel on Forestry

The panel was set up in 2011, following a public outcry at possible plans to sell off the publicly owned Forestry Commission woods.  The final panel report was published this month and is available from the Defra web-site.  While the panel was a response to opposition of the sale of publicly owned woods, the Panel’s

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