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Grant schemes and felling

Consulting others about grant and felling applications

Before deciding whether to approve applications for woodland planting or tree felling, the Forestry Commission may consult with local authorities and other organisations with statutory powers in relation to land use. All applications must meet the requirements of the UK Forestry Standard.

The details of proposals for tree felling or woodland creation in England are displayed on our Register of New Planting and Felling for 28 days.

Notifying neighbours about proposals

It is strongly advised that applicants discuss their proposals with neighbours whose properties might be affected; in some cases we will make this a requirement. Applicants must record details of any discussions that take place and include this with their application.

How you can make comments about new planting and felling applications

Use the Register of Grant Schemes and Felling to find out about cases in your area. If needed, you can get further details of a case by contacting the Forestry Commission Admin Hub within whose boundary the local authority lies.     

Envrionmental Impact Assessments (EIA):

Consulting others about applications for consent under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999

The Forestry Commission screens proposals for forestry projects (afforestation, deforestation, forest roads and forest quarries) to determine where there may be a significant environmental impact. Details of the opinions the Forestry Commission makes under these regulations are displayed on the Register of Environmental Impact Assessment

Where a significant environmental effect is anticipated, the Forestry Commission consults local authorities and other organisations with statutory powers in relation to land use, and local stakeholders before making a decision about whether an application needs EIA consent.  Details of EIA Consent decisions the Forestry Commission makes under these regulations are displayed on the Register of Environmental Impact Assessment.

All applications must meet the requirements of the UK Forestry Standard

Meeting the UK Forestry Standard

Applications only appear on the Registers 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.

 

 

Last updated: 19th August 2017