Save Our Forests New Forest and Woods Information
Fantastic planning news for the New Forest!
At last sense has prevailed! Despite this daft governments attempt to slowly erode our countryside and allow developers to get rich on the backs of environmental and wildlife destruction the New Forest has achieved exemption. Find out more from this Daily Echo article of this fantastic U turn.
What was the Government's decision?
You can read the Government's official response and more importantly what the Woodland trust thinks about this response and how will it affect us all and more importantly our woodland. My reading of the outcome is that we still need to keep our eye on this one. You can use the "I'm in" button to ensure you always get the most up to date info.
The Woodland Trust is keeping up with developments and needs your comments and support please
My New Forest Save Our Forests information will allow you to vote in petitions which are running, just by clicking on the following:-
Here are just some of my reasons for concern over this latest government proposal. It only relates to my experience of living within the New Forest UK National Park.
Much of the New Forest is ancient woodland
If you view its environmental worth then it is on a par with a rainforest
Biodiversity is threatened by private owners building more leisure and recreational facilities - if £100 million will be raised the future purchasers will want a good return for their investment
Public access may be restricted
The New Forest is shaped by the active conservation measures of the Commoners
as well as Forestry Commission and private land owners.
Please add your comments (and photos) to the New Forest Save Our Forests form below and share your thoughts with others.
New Forest Save Our Forest is your chance to have your say about the Government selling off 15% of Forestry Commission land. Don't forget to add your pictures to show why the New Forest should remain untouched by this dreadful sell off.
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I oppose the proposed sale of English woodlands, our precious heritage. My fear is that it will threaten public access and the management of woodland, …
Ex Royal Marines - Raymond Pidgley
I spent my childhood in The New Forest at Godshill next door to the school, and often visit it for camping holidays and visiting my brother in Totton. …
Mrs. Jean Helen Mason Not rated yet
I grew up in New Milton and spent my childhood in the New Forest and on the beaches. My best friend and I walked for miles and miles with her dog enjoying …