Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland
I work to inspire others to respect and protect our ancient woods and trees. From helping communities to influencing key decision makers, I look to ensure that development does not come at any cost, particularly our precious natural heritage.
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Blog post By Oliver Newham, 10 March 2018, Threats
A bypass has been proposed to the west of Hereford. Seven route options are out for consultation. We are concerned about all of them, in particular two that cut through a Woodland Trust site, full of recent planting and veteran trees.
MoD ancient woodland impact
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 5 March 2018, Ancient trees, Threats
91 Ministry of Defence sites are being sold off for housing. Some contain ancient woods and veteran trees. How bad could it get?
Facing the Facts
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 2 November 2017, Threats, Policy & influence, Ancient trees
The campaign to protect ancient woods in South Downs National Park from A27 proposals has been a contentious one. We look at the facts and reflect on this high profile campaign.
Trees and the city
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 18 August 2017, Tree planting
Sheffield is known as one of Europe’s greenest cities. Its highways management program has threatened all that.
Every elm has its day
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 2 August 2016, Threats
We went to support the Chelsea Road elm tree, a much loved 120 year old street tree that local Sheffield residents are fighting hard to protect. The tree is scheduled for removal as part of the city’s highway maintenance program.
Sheffield’s Special Trees: Chelsea Road Elm Tree
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 14 July 2016, Ancient trees, Threats
Despite city wide protests, thousands of mature street trees in Sheffield are facing the axe. Find out more.
M4: Dinistrio Coetir ar Raddfa Lywodraethol?
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 12 July 2016, Ancient trees, Threats, Policy & influence
Yn y llythyr, fe ofynnodd y Llywodraeth a fydden ni’ n ystyried tynnu yn ôl ein gwrthwynebiad i'r cynllun, gan roi nifer o resymau pam y byddai’n berffaith iawn i ddinistrio coetir hynafol fel hyn. Rydyn yn gobeithio na fydd gwrthwynebwyr yn gwneud hyn.
Who to consult about planning applications
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 31 March 2014, Policy & influence, Ancient trees
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.
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