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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to promote the objectives of the Amsterdam Declaration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 284619 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:08:36.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:08:36.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1134164
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to preserve forests throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 268381 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Trees are vital environmental, social and economic assets. We need to take action to protect all trees from pests and diseases to preserve the benefits trees provide, include those trees that are planted within the Northern Forest.</p><p> </p><p>Our woodlands and forests are protected by the Forestry Act and Felling Licence regulations. In most cases a licence is required from the Forestry Commission before a landowner can undertake tree felling, with the Forestry Commission taking into account the UK Forestry Standard when considering felling applications. Where clear felling takes place there is, in most cases, a requirement to restock the woodland to maintain our woodland resource.</p><p> </p><p>Protecting trees from pests and diseases is essential in realising our ambition to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation. The Tree Health Resilience strategy, published in May 2018, sets out how Government will work with others to reduce the risk of pest and disease threats, and how we will strengthen the resilience of our trees to withstand these threats. The strategy includes a National Action Plan that sets out what we are already doing and what we and others will need to do to protect our trees.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has invested £5.7m to kick-start the development of the Northern Forest, which will have planted 1.8 million trees by the end of the Parliament to offer a firm foundation to continue to deliver against its longer term vision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework. Planning authorities are required to consult the Natural England and Forestry Commission ‘standing advice’ on ancient woodland and veteran trees when determining planning applications that may affect such habitats.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also providing funding of £5m for the HS2 Woodland Fund. This supports the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) as well as the creation of new native woodland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268380 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:02:09.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:02:09.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1129024
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken since signing the Amsterdam Declaration in 2015 to eliminate deforestation from agricultural commodity chains. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 259091 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s 25-Year Environment Action Plan outlines our ambition to reduce deforestation caused by the UK’s imports of agricultural commodities and has established an industry-led Task Force to advise Government on how to achieve that goal.</p><p> </p><p>Internationally, the UK has been an active member the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership, providing funding to support analysis and coordination. Through our bilateral programme, we have developed the Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use programme, which runs from 2015-2023, with current committed funding of £113 million from DFID and BEIS. It was designed to accelerate progress on delivery of the Amsterdam Declaration commitments, and operates in Southeast Asia, East Africa, West and Central Africa (with DFID support), and in Latin America (with BEIS assistance). The programme is pioneering new approaches which both promote economic growth and livelihoods and protect forests. It currently has a portfolio of public-private partnerships that aim to bring up to 1.4 million hectares of land under sustainable management and mobilise up to £350m of private investment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:47:24.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:47:24.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to improve protection and preservation of ancient woodlands as part of future national planning policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 259435 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials are working with the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to produce the National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) to support the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published last year. The NPPF strengthens protection of ancient woodland, meeting one of the Government’s manifesto commitments. The NPPG will be published shortly. The planning framework and guidance will reflect the importance of strengthened protection of ancient woodlands, ancient trees and veteran trees and is a significant milestone in strengthening the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T13:57:45.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T13:57:45.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent deforestation in (a) Brazil, (b) the Democratic Republic of Congo and (c) Indonesia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 247579 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>Defra works alongside the Department for International Development and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to prevent deforestation overseas. Together, our three departments have committed to spending £5.8 billion in international climate finance (ICF) between 2016 and 2021, which includes programmes that aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and land use change. Since the ICF began in 2011, the UK has spent just over £800 million on forest and land use programmes, which includes projects that aim to reduce deforestation in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia.</p><p> </p><p>For example, the UK has made a £118 million commitment to support forests and sustainable land use in Brazil, focused on State governments and creating new businesses. This includes Defra’s £64.9 million investment that aims to protect over 200,000 hectares of forest in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado regions and to support over 5,000 farmers to transition into low carbon sustainable agriculture.</p><p> </p><p>Through its Blue Forests programme, Defra is investing £10.1 million, to reduce deforestation of mangroves habitats in Madagascar and Indonesia. The programme aims to protect around 20,000 hectares of mangrove forests; deliver around 13.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide savings and benefit over 100,000 people.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also invested £115 million in the BioCarbon Fund – Initiative for Sustainable Forested Landscapes which seeks to improve landscape management and reduce emissions from the forest and land use sector in countries including Indonesia, while promoting alternative livelihoods that help take the pressure off the country’s primary forests and peatlands.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also invested in the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Carbon Fund, which includes both Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UK’s share of payments through the Fund will be up to about £20 million, phased over several years, if Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo successfully preserve their forests and deliver verified emissions reductions.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T16:41:15.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:41:15.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to adopt the finding of Natural England on the planting ratio of 30:1 to ensure conservation of the ancient woodlands that will potentially be damaged by High Speed Two. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 232525 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Where losses of ancient woodland are expected to occur, a range of compensatory measures may be proposed by High Speed Two Ltd;</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>translocation of ancient woodland soils;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>translocation of coppice stools;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>new woodland creation; and</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>enhancement to existing woodlands (ancient and non-ancient).</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The selection of these compensatory measures will be bespoke to each ancient woodland site affected and HS2 Ltd has not adopted a ratio approach during their development. Measures are outlined in the Environmental Statement Volume 2 Community Forum Area/Community Area reports for the Phase One and Phase 2a Schemes respectively, and will be outlined in the forthcoming formal Environmental Statement for the Phase 2b Scheme in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T14:27:09.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:27:09.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
997122
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect ancient woodlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 184963 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to securing stronger protection for our ancient woodland, as recognised in our manifesto commitments and our 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>The special status of ancient woodland, ancient trees and veteran trees is reflected in the recently published National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which strengthens protections, recognising their value and irreplaceable nature. The NPPF states that development resulting in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats (such as ancient woodland and ancient or veteran trees) should be refused, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons and a suitable compensation strategy exists. The accompanying National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) will be published shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England are currently working with stakeholders, including the Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust, to update the ancient woodlands inventory (AWI) in order to comprehensively locate these precious habitats. Further, planning authorities are required to consult the Natural England and Forestry Commission ‘standing advice’ on ancient woodland and veteran trees when determining planning applications that may affect such habitats.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T11:44:11.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T11:44:11.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect ancient woodland in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 163624 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to ensure stronger protection for our ancient woodlands and the irreplaceable nature of ancient woodlands is recognised in our 25 Year Environment Plan. Defra and the Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government are working together to identify further ways to protect ancient woodlands through the National Planning Policy Framework.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T11:40:31.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T11:40:31.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on forest conservation projects overseas in the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 8960 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>DFID delivers bilateral forest programmes focused on tackling illegal logging and related corruption, encouraging sustainable trade based on legal and sustainable supplies of timber and agricultural commodities, and improving the livelihoods of indigenous people and local communities which depend on forests for their livelihoods. DFID also funds multilateral programmes which promote forest conservation and management, including through the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility and the Forest Investment Programme.</p><p>DFID funding for forest conservation and management was £38m in FY12-13, £44m in FY13-14, £170m in FY14-15, £75m in FY15-16 and £69m in FY16-17, including bilateral programmes and multilateral contributions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T17:00:42.96Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T17:00:42.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to further strengthen protection for ancient woodland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eastleigh more like this
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Mims Davies more like this
star this property uin 71416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework sets out that planning permission should be refused for development resulting in the loss or deterioration of ancient woodland, unless the need for, and benefits of, the development in that location clearly outweigh the loss.</p><p>The Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market, </em>contains proposals to clarify the protection of ancient woodland, and to place these habitats alongside other national policies which indicate development should be restricted when preparing plans or deciding planning applications. Consultation on the White Paper is open for comment until 2 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Barwell more like this
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less than 2017-04-25T16:02:29.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T16:02:29.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Gavin Barwell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this