Monthly Archives: February 2011

FC sell-off abandoned: open habitats still threatened

I read through the debate following Caroline Spelman’s apology yesterday, confirming that the FC sell-off had been abandoned. I was struck by the number of times we were re-assured that protection of biodiversity would be enhanced, but that there was … Continue reading

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FC Sell-Off: The Big Society has spoken

In the first major u-turn from the Coalition Government, the Prime Minister yesterday shocked his Environment Department by personally ditching one of their flagship policies (apparently without having told them he was doing so beforehand). It was probably no coincidence … Continue reading

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The Governments claims that regulations will protect wildlife on privatised FC land are undermined by their own rhetoric

The Government claims that they will use regulations to protect wildlife and archaeology on land sold by the Forestry Commission as a result of the proposed privatisation. As I mentioned in my previous blog on this subject these regulations include … Continue reading

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