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30/01/2019

RTPI urges planners to protect ancient woodlands

Words: Laura Edgar
Ancient woodland / iStock-845129108

Planning has a key role in protecting ancient woodland and trees which are threatened by the cumulative effects of inappropriate developments on their fringes as much as permanent loss and damage.

The RTPI said large-scale housing, intensive agriculture, roads, campsites and golf courses that have been sited inappropriately would have adverse “edge effects” on ancient woodlands and wildlife.

Together with the Woodland Trust, the institute has developed a one-hour training module that highlights planning’s key part in protecting ancient woodland and trees, and what tools are a.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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