Tag Archives: NPPF

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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Is better protection for ancient woodland more than just a pipe dream?

The Woodland Trust has long championed better protection for the irreplaceable habitat of ancient woodland. It’s one of the core aims of our public advocacy work. Ancient woodland is one of the few remaining living links to our ecological and archaeological … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power – how to help ancient woodlands

In my voluntary role as Councillor Tree Champion for the Woodland Trust, I work with the staff to help protect ancient woodland and to identify opportunities for tree planting. In my experience as a councillor, knowledge and vigilance is key to … Continue reading

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Are we making progress on better protection for ancient woodland?

As we head towards the Easter break there is a real feel that spring is properly here, although it’s perhaps a little too early to talk of summer (climate change notwithstanding). But, in those places where an institutionalised approach to … Continue reading

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Are you talking to me? Who to consult about planning applications

Last year 422,900 planning applications were decided in England at district level, with almost 9 out of every 10 (346,800) of these applications being granted. Two thirds of these applications classed as major were decided within thirteen weeks of submission … 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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