Planner’s Manual for Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees

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2017 Practical guidance 14
Planner’s Manual for Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees

Ancient woodland is an irreplaceable habitat, each one at least 400 years old. Yet an unacceptable number of ancient woodlands are currently under threat from development in England. This manual helps planners embed ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees into plan making and decision taking.

Ancient woodland and veteran trees are irreplaceable. But it is still possible to undertake high quality development that respects and responds to the precarious nature of our ancient woods and trees. This document covers a comprehensive range of issues relating to ancient woodland, veteran trees and planning.