You may recall the reason why we haven’t actually started tree planting yet was because we’ve had to carry out a thorough Environmental Impact Assessment – addressing issues such as archaeology, landscape, biodiversity and visitor facilities.
It took 14 months of research and information gathering, but we eventually submitted an Environmental Statement to the Forestry Commission two months ago.
The excellent news is that the Forestry Commission have now considered the application and the information provided in the Environmental Statement and have decided to grant consent. This means that we can progress with our plans and start tree planting this winter. Fantastic news and what this project is really about – lots of trees and lots of people. So watch out for the first community tree planting events – coming to field near you, very soon!