Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Forests and woodlands

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:07

Cotswold beech woodland Cotswold beech woodland Richard Lloyd

Forests and woodlands are an important component of Gloucestershire’s countryside, which includes the Forest of Dean.   One of the largest areas of Public Forest Estate in England, with an origin probably the wildwood, the Forest of Dean has a rich history as an ancient royal forest and was the first National Forest Park in England.  The Branch has made an input into the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee Inquiry into the role of Defra in supporting a thriving forest economy and environment.  The Branch submission includes reference to the future of the Public Forest Estate.

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