Sheffield tree activists in legal talks to get convictions quashed – The Guardian

‘Move comes after investigation into city council found it fell far short of good practice.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2019


How outdated tree-felling laws are putting rare woodland wildlife at risk – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in animals, environmental protection, forestry, licensing, news, trees by tracey

‘A loophole in the Forestry Act means the habitats of protected species can be cut down – no matter how rare, how vulnerable or how much effort has gone into the regional conservation of the animal.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018


Edinburgh Woollen Mill boss Philip Day fined over wood damage – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2013 in fines, forestry, negligence, news, sites of special scientific interest by sally

“A tycoon has been ordered to pay almost £1m for damage caused to ancient woodland in Cumbria.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2013


Regina (Tree and Wildlife Action Committee Ltd.) v. Forestry Commissioners and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted July 17th, 2007 in environmental protection, forestry, law reports by sally

Impact of development

Regina (Tree and Wildlife Action Committee Ltd.) v. Forestry Commissioners and Another

Queen’s Bench Division

“When deciding whether an environmental impact assessment was required in relation to a proposed development involving deforestation, the Forestry Commissioners should have considered the effect of the development as well as the effect of the deforestation.”

The Times, 17th July 2007


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