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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Tree Felling more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much timber was (1) approved for felling from Forest Plans and Felling Licences, and (2) actually felled, in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL7215 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The Forestry Commission’s estimate of volume approved for felling in Woodland Management Plans and Felling Licences in England for the most recent five years for which the information is available is given in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Volume (Cubic Metres overbark)</p></td><td><p>Area Licenced (Hectares)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1,388,000</p></td><td><p>25,985</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1,299,000</p></td><td><p>23,641</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1,466,000</p></td><td><p>19,163</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1,734,000</p></td><td><p>23,856</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2,542,000</p></td><td><p>58,198</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>8,429,000</p></td><td><p>150,843</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There is no obligation to fell when approval has been granted and approval can be valid for up to 10 years. This means that approval in a given year will not necessarily relate to the felling in that year. In the vast majority of cases where clear felling has been approved there will be a restocking requirement - so the volume and area of felling approved does not correspond to a reduction in woodland cover.</p><p> </p><p>The above table does not include felling approved on the Public Forest Estate which is exempt from the requirement for a licence and is not recorded centrally or felling approved in legacy English Woodland Grant Schemes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T16:36:17.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T16:36:17.087Z
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890691
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Timber more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the gap between the actual supply of wood coming to the market and the forecast availability of wood over the last two years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL7213 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The Forestry Commission’s 50 year forecast of softwood timber availability for Great Britain estimates that 16.5 million cubic metres of softwood was available for harvest annually in the period 2013–2016. In 2015 and 2016 12.6 million cubic metres of softwood timber was estimated to have been produced.</p><p> </p><p>Hardwood supply chains are relatively poorly developed, which makes it much harder to forecast likely harvesting levels accurately. The ‘50 year forecast of hardwood timber availability’ for Great Britain, which is not based on all broadleaved woodland but only on the area of broadleaved woodland with evidence of recent management, estimated that 0.4 million cubic metres of hardwood would be available for harvest annually in the period 2013 – 2016. This forecast is thought to have been an under estimate of availability because it was estimated that 0.63 million cubic metres was produced in 2015 and 0.66 million cubic metres in 2016. This should not be mistaken for any over exploitation of Great Britain’s broadleaved woodland. This is because this estimated harvest represents less than 12% of the estimated annual increment of 5.7 million cubic metres. The annual increment is the volume of additional hardwood that Great Britain’s broadleaved woodlands grow each year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T15:46:47.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T15:46:47.963Z
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890690
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Forests: North of England more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will set out plans to ensure a appropriate balance between productive forest and amenity forest in the new Northern Forest. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL7212 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Forest will deliver accessible community woodland, boost biodiversity and facilitate improved air quality, and increased physical activity and improved health and wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p>The trees planted in the Northern Forest will be guided by the principle of the right tree in the right place, in line with the UK Forestry Standard.</p><p> </p><p>Discussions about the balance between different forest uses are ongoing between the Government, the Woodland Trust and Community Forests Partnership, and other stakeholders. An announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:08:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:08:33.727Z
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890689
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Forestry more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions ministers have had with forestry stakeholders concerning forestry policy post-Brexit. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL7211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Ministers recognise the opportunities that leaving the EU offers a range of forestry stakeholders and have met a number of them. Defra officials have been working closely with forestry stakeholders, including through a recent event organised by the Forestry Commission, attended by more than 100 people representing a wide range of land owner and forestry interests.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T11:34:53.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T11:34:53.62Z
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890692
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Forestry more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to name the National Tree Champion. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL7214 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>A decision on the appointment of the National Tree Champion will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:16:21.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:16:21.483Z
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890688
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to redraw grant schemes post-Brexit to create a level playing field between agriculture and forestry projects subject to the suitability of the chosen area for a particular planting scheme. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
star this property uin HL7210 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>On 27 February the Government launched the consultation document ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit’.</p><p>Our new agricultural policy will be underpinned by payment of public money for the provision of public goods such as those delivered through forestry. In the consultation document, capital grants are listed as one of the potential elements of a future environmental land management system.</p><p>The results of the consultation will help to inform our future policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T16:17:02.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:17:02.537Z
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