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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Independent on Sunday: "The true scale of Britain's woodland sell-off"

Link to Independent on Sunday

"Thousands of hectares of Britain's forests have been sold off by the Forestry Commission (FC), as it struggles to meet financial targets imposed by successive governments.

"A detailed inventory of woodland sold off by the FC, which is charged with protecting our forests for future generations, shows that it has raked in millions from sales to private companies, many of which hold licences to carry out logging. Campaigners complain that several buyers have barred the public from newly acquired woodland, despite signing legally binding contracts saying they will preserve traditional rights of access.

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