The Forestry Commission is a statutory consultee for major infrastructure (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPS)) that could affect forests and woodlands. (Planning Act (2008))
We are also statutory consultees on conditions on the after-use of minerals sites for forestry. (Town and Country Planning Act (1990))
The Forestry Commission is a non-statutory consultee on developments in or within 500m of an ancient woodland. We have published joint Standing Advice with Natural England on Ancient Woodlands and Veteran Trees.
We have prepared advice on how the UK Forestry Standard can help inform planning decisions which involve woodlands and Forests.
If you wish to consult the Forestry Commission in relation to these issues please contact your local Forestry Commission Area office.
Felling licences, EIA's, Illegal fells
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