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Lords, Ladies and the Infrastructure Bill

This week the House of Lords ended its deliberations on the Infrastructure Bill – a curious mishmash of proposed legislation addressing everything from roads to non-native species and town and country planning, and plenty of concern to environmentalists. Having debated … Continue reading

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Bees, Trees and Infrastructure: Having it all?

Walking into the ‘Ideas Space’ lecture area at Policy Exchange Think Tank to hear Liz Truss deliver her first set piece speech on the natural environment, it struck me that it really wasn’t that long since Owen Paterson had delivered his own … Continue reading

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Woods, trees and the party conference season: Part 1…

‘Life’s better together with trees’, quipped Clive Anderson, President of the Woodland Trust, as he formally opened the first of the Trust’s party conference season fringe events. He was speaking in the Midland Hotel in Manchester, next to the main … Continue reading

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Disappointment at lack of forestry legislation

We are hugely disappointed that Government has missed the opportunity to move on from the controversies of the 2011 by not choosing to include a Forestry Bill in today’s Queens Speech. This is the second legislative programme put forward since … Continue reading

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A chance to keep the promise made for your forests.

Amid all the focus on the European and local elections and media preoccupation with the rise of UKIP, its easy to forget that we’re only a few days away from the last Queen’s Speech of this Parliament. It takes place on June … Continue reading

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‘Enough is Enough’ campaign success!

A productive start, and a message to you… Many people, including leading politicians and journalists, are surprised to discover that much of our precious ancient woodland heritage lacks proper protection from development. To date, almost 50,000 people have added their … Continue reading

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Long grass, leadership and ‘Big Society’ Forestry

Wednesday 29th January was one of the bleakest weather days in London you could imagine. One where it scarcely got light and the rain poured down all day. The intended mood of the National Forestry Stakeholder Forum however, was in … Continue reading

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