ENGLISH & WELSH FORESTS: NO PUBLIC SELL-OFF …for now

Forest Camapigns NetworkAfter the government was forced to do a u-turn on selling off Britain’s woodlands, they set up a forests panel to help decide what to do next. Their consultation ended on 31st July 2011.

This was TLIO’s response.

On 4th July 2012, the panel published their report, recommending that forests in England & Wales should remain in public-ownership. The Government’s finally responded on 31st Jan 2013, confirming it would not be selling off publicly owned forests in England & Wales . However, in Jul 2013, the Govt published its initial proposals for managing England’s public forests, watering down many of the crucial recommendations in the Independent Panel’s report. To keep up-to-date on the latest developments, see here.