“Empty promises, missed opportunities and increased destruction” – Woodland Trust tells MPs HS2 must step up its game.
Loss of ancient woods and trees will hit new heights today unless a group of MPs orders HS2 Ltd to urgently upgrade its plans.
HS2 has launched plans for ‘an unprecedented green corridor’ stretching alongside the route of this destructive project. But the Woodland Trust believes the only thing unprecedented about it is the amount of ancient woodland the railway will destroy.
Historically important wood pasture and parkland has been given a reprieve after a controversial development at Aldermaston was turned down by planners.
130 new woods have been created by landowners across the UK to mark the centenary of the First World War.
The Woodland Trust is disappointed by the continued low rate of new woodland planting confirmed in official figures today.
Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period according to a report launched today by the Woodland Trust and Soil Association.