Plans for thousands of houses in a Hampshire borough will cause irreparable damage to woods and wildlife says the Woodland Trust.
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.
The Woodland Trust has welcomed a decision by Forest of Dean District Council to refuse plans for holiday accommodation that would have destroyed precious ancient woodland.
Woodland Trust calls for greater protection for our ancients as Gilwell Oak comes fifth in European Tree of the Year
The Gilwell Oak has come fifth in the European Tree of the Year contest.
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to overhaul England’s planning policy that will afford ancient woodland far more robust protection.