Landowners in the East of England urged to take up new woodland grants - Press Release from Forestry CommissionAlmost £1 million is now available from the Forestry Commission for the management and creation of woodland in the East of England. Over £400,000 of this is available for the creation of new woodland.
"My hope is that landowners will act fast to take advantage of our grants, particularly as in a recent survey three quarters of the respondents from the East of England say they want more woodland in the region," said Steve Scott, Forestry Commission Conservator. "For example, we are particularly interested to hear from landowners with unproductive wet areas; it might be possible to create new native wet woodland, composed of willow or alder."
The Forestry Commission has just published its second round of Regional Prospectus for applications under the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS). This provides an overview of the grant budgets that will be available in each region in financial year 2007/08. There are a series of deadlines for specific grants so interested applicants are urged to act now to benefit from available funds.
Funding available* for the East of England is:
· approximately £410,000 for woodland creation;
· up to £100,000 for woodland regeneration and restocking following felling;
· up to £120,000 for woodland accepted into EWGS contracts under the Woodland Management Grant to help secure long-term stewardship of existing woodlands;
· up to £230,000 will be targeted for specific work on public access and Biodiversity Action Plan priorities to improve woodlands and their benefits to people and wildlife;
· a further £80,000 will be targeted to improve the condition of woodland Sites of Special Scientific Interest in private ownership;
· £50,000 will be available for the Forest School Challenge fund, now in its second year;
· up to £45,000 will be available to support planning and assessment work in woodlands to underpin better subsequent sustainable management.
Woodland and other landowners interested in grants to help them manage their existing woodland or create new ones, should contact the Forestry Commission on 01842 815544 or log onto www.forestry.gov.uk/ewgs .
For further information contact Steve Scott 01842 815544 firstname.lastname@example.org
* The actual funds available for payment in 2007/08 will depend on the demand for grants under existing scheme commitments. Regional allocations may be re-deployed in the light of actual demand (applications and uptake by existing contract holders) and taking account of national targets and priorities for support. The Forestry Commission therefore cannot guarantee to spend all of each allocated regional grant budget.
CLA Member Login
Have a problem - need advice?
Contact the regional office - the sooner you call, the sooner we may be able to help.
Join the CLA today
The CLA Game Fair 2013
CLA Events in your area
To receive our regular email newsletter containing advice and the latest news affecting the region - contact the office or send your email address and membership number to email@example.com
© 2013 Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA). All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without prior written permission of the copyright holder except as expressly permitted by law.
No responsibility for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action in reliance on or as a result of the material included in or omitted in this website can be or is accepted by the author(s), the CLA or its officers or trustees or employees or any other persons.
The Advisory Services are made available to members on the basis that members' rights to compensation and the liability (if any) of CLA and its officers and/or its staff advisers, are restricted in the following ways. In the event of any advice given by any CLA staff adviser being given negligently or otherwise being incorrect no liability whatsoever is accepted by the CLA or its officers or by its staff advisers concerned
(a) towards any person who is not the current CLA member to whom the advice was directly given,
(b) to any person in the respect of consequential loss or loss of profits, or
(c) to any person for any sum exceeding £50,000 in respect of any one enquiry (whether made or responded to orally or in writing and whether dealt with at one time or over a period of time).
Any person making use of the Advisory Services accepts such restrictions. Members should refer to appropriate professional advisers in private practice before taking any particular course of action potentially or actually involving any substantial amounts of money.
Please note that whilst the advisers are able to advise on a wide range of subjects relating to land ownership, they cannot act in place of a member's own solicitor, accountant, surveyor and tax specialist by, for example, drafting documents or corresponding on their behalf and may be precluded, by the rules of their own professions, from advising one CLA member against another CLA member in the case of conflict.
Solicitors Indemnity Fund . Solicitors in the CLA Legal Team are not covered by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund in relation to professional negligence in relation to any advice given by them.
Please note that from time to time telephone calls maybe recorded for training purposes.