The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

June 2019

Publication type:

Practical guidance



Planners manual for ancient woodland, practical guidance report 2019

This practical guide covers a comprehensive range of issues relating to ancient woodland, veteran trees and planning in England.

It reflects changes made to the National Planning Policy Framework in 2018 and 2019 and includes the latest workable and accepted definitions of ancient woodland and veteran trees.

The guide also lists our key recommendations and useful policy and technical references in their support.

We also have a similar guide for Scotland.

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