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Woodland Trust response to Agriculture Bill

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 12 September 2018

The Agriculture Bill offers the opportunity to take important steps towards a sustainable land management system that safeguards our future.

Tennis star drops Konta-roversial plans to build in ancient woodland

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 14 August 2018

Tennis star Johanna Konta has withdrawn her application to build in ancient woodland following pressure from the Woodland Trust.

You Konta be serious? Tennis star plans development in ancient woodland

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 09 August 2018

Tennis star Johanna Konta could find herself at fault with new planning rules if she presses ahead with proposals to build in ancient woodland.

Future of ancient woods and trees secured following decades of campaigning by Woodland Trust

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 24 July 2018

New planning rules have at last given ancient trees and woods the highest possible protection from development.

Eastleigh’s local plan poses big problems for ancient woods and wildlife

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 17 July 2018

Plans for thousands of houses in a Hampshire borough will cause irreparable damage to woods and wildlife says the Woodland Trust.

“Empty promises, missed opportunities and increased destruction” – Woodland Trust tells MPs HS2 must step up its game.

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 July 2018

Loss of ancient woods and trees will hit new heights today unless a group of MPs orders HS2 Ltd to urgently upgrade its plans.

Frustratingly low tree planting rates continue in England

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 15 June 2018

The Woodland Trust is disappointed by the continued low rate of new woodland planting confirmed in official figures today.

New quarantine proposals to protect England’s trees from high risk imports

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 25 May 2018

Proposals to consult industry on new quarantine arrangements for high-risk plants are among the measures set out in the Government’s plan to protect the UK’s precious trees.

Ancient woodland saved as council throws out plans for log cabins

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 April 2018

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.

Felling of Sheffield trees pauses offering a chance to review the evidence

by Natalie Stephenson, Senior PR officer on 26 March 2018

Felling has paused after the Woodland Trust and Trees for Cities presented evidence to Sheffield City Council questioning its tree felling assessment.

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