Government Ditches Plans To Sell Off Woodland

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22 Feb 2011

In Parliament last week the Prime Minister admitted that he was not happy with the Government's policy of selling off the public forest estate, but refused to commit to cancelling it. Later that same day the plans were then ditched.

I am pleased that the Government have now withdrawn these proposals, as it was clear that there was very little support for selling off England’s public forests. Many concerned Rother Valley residents contacted me about this issue, while over half a million people signed the save our forests petition with local campaign groups also being established across the country.

The Government still has questions to answer so I hope that the pressure is kept on them to also abandon any remaining intended sales.