Looks like the government are trying to sneak forest sell-offs in through the back door...
ah...there was talk of this last year, but then they changed there minds...I assume it's back on again..?
yeah, but I thought it's what the coalition decided then backed down to public pressure...or was it the fact it would cost them more to sell them than what they'd actually make or something..?
Beyond the usual guardian any-excuse-to-bash-Tories and without much substance, the only event I see coming is the reporting back Of environment panel report to doe about managing forests. Not exactly the same thing. In fact The Ramblers association, who deffo "know their rights", see positives and opportunity to get rights of way etc all better resolved.
Btw I am all for free access to countryside for all.
Last edited by Pelagic; 27-06-2012 at 11:52 AM.
Seems to me that the governent are very keen to sell off forests, IMHO because any profits made from woodland ownership are tax free. Which makes them an extremely good investment for those who can afford to buy - i.e. those with sufficient vested interests and lobbying power...