The Government may not yet have issued a response to the consultation that they ran on a potential biodiversity offsetting scheme last year but today they have produced a response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) inquiry into offsetting.
Richard Barnes, the Woodland Trust’s senior conservation advisor, presented evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee as part of their very welcome Inquiry into the environmental impact of High Speed Two.
There’s something seductive about the idea of nature left to its own devices, unsullied by human intervention.
The United Nations has proclaimed the 21 March as the International Day of Forests. It celebrates forests and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees.
In early spring 2013 we were contacted by New Allington Action Group (NAAG) with their concerns about proposals for 500 houses to be built on Bluebell Wood - a locally treasured fragment of ancient woodland just over a kilometre away from Oaken Wood in Kent.
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