Tag Archives: Oaken Wood

Biodiversity Offsetting – what impact will ‘offsetting’ have on ancient woodland?

One of our key principles for any biodiversity offsetting scheme is that ancient woodland should not be part of it. There are two questions within the Government’s offsetting Green Paper which offer support to that view, shown below with our view … Continue reading

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Please have YOUR say on the Lobbying Bill

I’m sure most of you will have seen the negative press surrounding the Government’s misguided Transparency of Lobbying Bill – or the “gagging bill” as it has come to be referred as. If enacted in its current form, this legislation … Continue reading

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Fallen Giant – an inspiration for kids of all ages…

I settled down last night to read a bedtime story to my four year old Rosa, with our latest acquisition from the local library – the Alfie Out Of Doors storybook by Shirley Hughes. Within it is an incredible poem, accompanied … Continue reading

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See no evil, hear no evil

Noise and vibration from the trains that could one day inhabit the HS2 rail line are a major concern for the Woodland Trust. 34 ancient woods lie between 26-200m of the track’s centre line and remain at ‘indirect’ risk. By … Continue reading

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Mr Pickles, what have you done!

When you set out to fight against loss of ancient woodland, you know you are the underdog. No amount of words from a ‘greenest Government ever’ will reassure you that ancient woodland will be protected under changing planning policies. No … Continue reading

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Here we go again!

The dust hasn’t yet settled on the Oaken Wood Public Inquiry, and already the Trust is having to stand up for ancient woodland in Kent at another public inquiry. This time it’s the proposed widening of the A21, between Tonbridge … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…..

Finally, we reach the end of a long and winding process. It has taken 13 witnesses, two barristers, 11 third party interest groups and individuals, and more boxes of paper than any one cares to imagine to debate the need for ragstone … Continue reading

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