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Information on the Register of Grant Schemes and Felling

This register shows details of all applications for either grant aided woodland creation or tree felling in England. Applications only appear on this Register if they meet the requirements of the UK Forestry Standard (PDF 974kb). The Standard sets out the criteria and standards for the sustainable management of forests and woodlands in the UK.

There are two lists within the Register of Grant Schemes and Felling, and details of applications are shown at the following stage.

On the Register of New Planting and Felling, which shows tree felling and woodland creation grant applications:

  • FPR: Firm Proposal - You can send us comments on the proposals during this stage which lasts for four weeks. Comments should relate to the proposal’s compliance with the UKFS. Any comments are considered and reviewed with the applicant and, if appropriate, the application may be amended or rejected.  If you are a consultee with whom we regularly confer (local authorities and statutory bodies), we will write to you to invite you to comment via letter, email or through the public register.

  • CNT: If we approve the application the details of the approved application are displayed for information for 28 days.  Proposals at this stage are not open to comment.

On the G&L Online Register:

  • This register showed tree felling and woodland creation grant applications under the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS); this scheme has now closed and no new cases will be published.

Most applications are for forestry work that will take place on private land and permission may be required to enter the land area.

Register of New Planting and Felling - Get Information and/or submit a comment on an application

  1. Click on the case reference in the ‘Ref’ column. You will be presented with a map of the forestry project location.
  2. There is a help facility - denoted by the question mark - which provides guidance on how to use the map controls.
  3. There is an information facility – denoted by the ‘i’ – which provides detail of the forestry project (tree felling or woodland creation / broadleaves or conifer, by area (ha)). Click on the ‘i’ button and then click on the case polygon on the map to open the project information.
  4. You should contact your local Forestry Commission Admin Hub to request any further information you need on the proposal. You will need to quote the reference number (shown in the “Ref” column).
  5. NB: Personal information contained in the application will not be included (e.g. applicant’s name and contact details) when we provide copies. If the copy is large or if copies are requested regularly, we may charge a fee for this service. 

Comments on applications listed on the Register of New Planting and Felling must be submitted in writing by e-mail or letter to the appropriate FC Area office, clearly quoting the case reference number. They should relate to the proposal’s compliance with the UK Forest Standard.

The Register of New Planting and Felling is updated weekly, usually on a Monday, and you have 28 days from when the case first appears on the register to submit any comments.

If you would like to make comments about Defra's Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme applications, then you should contact your local Natural England office.

G&L Online Register - Get information and/or submit a comment on an application

Click on the case reference in the “Ref” column. You will be presented with a basic summary of information for the application. By pressing the Case Report button you can view more information about the application (excluding personal information about the applicant) and a map of the project area.

Comments on applications listed on the G&L Online Register can be submitted online through the register. To do this press the Submit Comments button. This opens an electronic form for you to complete. Please note that personal information such as your name and e-mail address is collected so that, if necessary, we can provide a response. If you prefer, you can submit your comments by post; a correspondence address is shown on the Case Report's first page. Please include the application reference number in any written correspondence.

The G&L Online list is continually updated and you have 28 days from when the case first appears on the register to submit any comments.

Last updated: 19th August 2017