Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

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Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Chapter 1-3

Representation ID: 167933

Received: 21/06/2019

Respondent: Forestry Commission England

Representation Summary:

The Forestry Commission does not have resources to respond to Neighbourhood plans. If ancient woodland within your boundary Forestry Commission has prepared joint standing advice with Natural England on ancient woodland and veteran trees. This advice is a material consideration for planning decisions across England.

The Standing Advice website will provide you with links to Natural England's Ancient Woodland Inventory, assessment guides and other tools to assist you in assessing potential impacts. The assessment guides sets out a series of questions to help planners assess the impact of the proposed development on the ancient woodland.

Full text:

Thank you for consulting the Forestry Commission. Your email was forwarded to the local area Forest Services email address as Forest Services is the Forestry Commission department which responds to planning correspondence. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to respond to Neighbourhood plans. If you have ancient woodland within your boundary to consider, the Forestry Commission has prepared joint standing advice with Natural England on ancient woodland and veteran trees which we refer you to in the first instance. This advice is a material consideration for planning decisions across England. It explains the definition of ancient woodland, its importance, ways to identify it and the policies that relevant to it. It also provides advice on how to protect ancient woodland when dealing with planning applications that may affect ancient woodland. It also considers ancient wood-pasture and veteran trees.

The Standing Advice website will provide you with links to Natural England's Ancient Woodland Inventory, assessment guides and other tools to assist you in assessing potential impacts. The assessment guides sets out a series of questions to help planners assess the impact of the proposed development on the ancient woodland.

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