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The Woodland Trust bought an area of land, near St Albans, in Hertfordshire and sought consent to convert this land to broadleaved woodland. The Forestry Commission granted consent, subject to conditions on 14th October 2009:

a) the work must be started between 14th October 2009 and 14th October 2014
b) no work shall be carried out after 14th October 2019
c) the routing of permissive paths and a detailed planting layout are subject to consultation and then agreed with the Forestry Commission
d) the car park, access points to the site and their usage are subject, where necessary, to a planning application and approval.

Appeals against the granting of this consent must be made to the High Court with a copy to the Forestry Commission, East England, Regional Director within 6 weeks of 15th October 2009, the last of the two dates we published details of our decision in local newspapers.

Notes:- Consultation means parties that submitted comments to the Forestry Commission on the Environmental Statement.


Decision Documents

Decision Document 72K

Volume 1 - Environmental Statement

Volumn 1 cover 806K
Chapter 1 309K
Chapter 2 870K
Chapter 3 974K
Chapter 4 754K
Chapter 5 326K
Chapter 6 1873K
Chapter 7 1794K
Chapter 8 1051K
Chapter 9 380K
Non-technical summary 69K

Volume 1 - Appendices

Appendices 1 - 7 2885K
Appendices 8 264K
Appendices 9 3577K
Appendices 10 847K
Appendices 11 226K
Appendices 12 1740K
Appendices 13 - 14 200K
Appendices 15 25K
Appendices 16 665K
Appendices 17 36K
Appendices 18 57K
Appendices 19 1051K
Appendices 20 1188K
Appendices 21 1077K
Appendices 22 21K
Appendices 23 4792K

Volume 2 - Heritage

Volume 2 cover 19K
Volume 2, appendix 1 - appendices 86K
Volume 2, appendix 1 - illustrations 5165K
Volume 2, appendix 1 - plates 3039K
Volume 2, appendix 1 - report 444K
Volume 2, appendix 2 - auger 258K
Volume 2, appendix 3 - ms-commentary 526K
Volume 2, appendix 4 - evaluation summary 1511K

Volume 3 - Landscape

Volume 3 cover 19K
Volume 3, appendix 1 1959K
Volume 3, appendix 2 710K
Volume 3, appendix 3 1454K
Volume 3, appendix 4 312K
Volume 3, appendix 5 1113K
Volume 3, appendix 6 308K

Volume 4 - Flora and Fauna

Volume 4 cover 21K
Volume 4, appendix 1 467K
Volume 4, appendix 2, part 1 178K
Volume 4, appendix 2, part 2 bird count 2 20K
Volume 4, appendix 2, part 2 bird count 3 28K
Volume 4, appendix 2, part 2 bird count 4 30K
Volume 4, appendix 3, part 1 butterfly count 37K
Volume 4, appendix 2, part 2 butterfly count 26K
Volume 4, appendix 2, part 3 butterfly count  329K
Volume 4, appendix 4 moth count 23K


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