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About matinaloizou

Government Affairs Officer at the Woodland Trust

In Dulci Jubilo…

As we approach the festive break, I’m “in sweet rejoicing” to report the delivery of one present on my Christmas List – the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has supported our call for greater protection for ancient woodland in … Continue reading

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Stories from the Campaigner’s Postbag

We love to hear from our supporters – each month we receive hundreds of messages about concerns for locally cherished woods and trees which come under threat from the bulldozer.  If you are worried about a tree or a wood … Continue reading

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A new National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Road and Rail Networks and what it could mean for woods and trees

The Government launched this consultation document in December last year and  the title alone raises at least two questions: What is A National Policy Statement (NPS)? The 2008 Planning Act introduced a new decision making process for nationally significant infrastructure … Continue reading

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Stories from the Campaigner’s Postbag

No day is the same for the Woodland Trust Campaigns postbag.  Received are a mixture of queries, notifications, musings and general creativity! From requests for advice on threats to local woodland to inspired campaigning poetry the postbag can turn up … Continue reading

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Stories from the Campaigner’s Postbag

Little Oak Plantation Little Oak Plantation in Annesley is situated within the historic boundaries of Sherwood Forest and probably once formed part of it. 600 years ago the likes of Robin Hood and Little John might well have roamed over the … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for NIMBYs

HS2 provides another example of the warped way in which we use economic justifications to damage the environment and run roughshod over people’s legitimate concerns. As with other grand national projects, Government and central authorities use forms of cost/benefit analysis … Continue reading

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