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Government Timber Procurement Policy

UK Government change to its Timber Procurement Policy
All Central Government Departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are required to procure either legal and sustainable timber or Forest Law Enforcement, Governance Trade (FLEGT) - licensed timber. 

We have agreed a process with Defra that helps woodland owners meet  government timber procurement policy. Woodland owners can use our Woodland Planning Grant template to produce a management plan, get felling approval and demonstrate the timber is from a sustainable source.

There are 2 main ways of demonstrating legality and sustainability:

Category A: a recognised certification scheme

Category B: other evidence of legality and sustainability

Our Woodland Planning Grant allows woodland owners to demonstrate this by providing Category B evidence. Please see Operations Note 022 - Enabling Woodlands to Comply with Government Timber Procurement Policy, which explains the application process. 

Chain of Custody form 

Last updated: 13th September 2016