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Campaign update: changes to planning legislation and more

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 04 October 2018

In this month’s campaign update we’ll touch on some changes to planning law we all need to be aware of.

Taking the Northern Forest to the Labour Party Conference

by Richard O'Callaghan, Regional External Affairs Officer - North on 04 October 2018

We took the vision of the Northern Forest to the Labour party conference in Liverpool and were delighted by the support and enthusiasm it attracted from delegates and top politicians.

Wrexham council values its street trees and so should you

by Joseph Coles, Project Lead - Street Trees on 28 September 2018

Councils are getting a bad reputation for managing urban trees, but it’s not always fair. Find out how Wrexham is demonstrating good practice, care and appreciation of its street trees.

The Agriculture Bill: will it work for trees?

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 14 September 2018

The Government has published the first agricultural bill for almost 50 years. It sets out potential new laws to manage farming and land in England.

Opportunities and threats to the UK’s environment following our exit from the EU

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 06 September 2018

Key areas of environmental legislation and protection will be affected by leaving the EU. But will our environment improve or deteriorate as a result?

The first test for the National Planning Policy Framework

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 August 2018

The Government's revised National Planning Policy Framework is already making big waves in England. But while it has already caused applications to be turned down, other cases might be more of a challenge.

NPPF – beyond the celebrations

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 31 July 2018

We got exceptional protection for ancient woods and trees but what about the rest of the NPPF?

Ancient woodland, ancient and veteran trees now have wholly exceptional protection

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 July 2018

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was published today and with it the fate of ancient woodland, ancient and veteran trees in England has changed for the better!

Agroforestry Wales – making land work for people and nature

by Nigel Pugh, Campaigns officer Wales on 23 July 2018

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the way we manage our Welsh landscape to the benefit of all in Wales, and all future generations.

Putting a value on urban trees

by Cat Scott and Hannah Walker, Research scientists on 20 July 2018

A new project in Leeds brings scientists and volunteers together to protect the city's trees by valuing the benefits they provide.