“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.
With cases of tree disease on the increase, the Woodland Trust is offering landowners visiting the Suffolk Show the opportunity to claim a special tree pack to help strengthen the rural landscape.
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.
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 has paused after the Woodland Trust and Trees for Cities presented evidence to Sheffield City Council questioning its tree felling assessment.