Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 05/11/2019

Note: This APPG was last registered on 5th Nov 2019. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 6th Oct 2021 and may be defunct.

To raise awareness of the UK’s unique and irreplaceable ancient woodland habitat; to discuss the threats it faces and steps necessary to protect it; and to discuss how to better value and protect the nation’s veteran and special trees.

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Recent Documents related to Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees

1. Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees: Assessment Guide to potential impacts in relation to planning decisions
07/08/2018 - Forestry Commission
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Found: planning development proposals on ancient woodland and veteran trees The planning process seeks to

2. Written evidence: Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) (EB68)
04/11/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Environment Bill Written evidence submitted by the Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) (EB68) Environment Bill  Written

3. Ancient Tree Forum - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Ancient Tree Forum                 Written evidence submitted by the Ancient Tree Forum DCMS

4. Managing ancient and native woodland in England
05/11/2019 - Forestry Commission
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Found: xxXxxxxxxxxxxxxManaging ancient and native woodland in EnglandPractice GuideEnglandxx Xxxxxxxx

5. Planning applications affecting trees and woodland
07/08/2018 - Forestry Commission
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Found: Planning applications affecting trees and woodland - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees

1. Tree Planting
03/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: funds will be made available for the maintenance of trees and woods that are planted, so that those plantings - Speech Link
2: diseases that then kill significant numbers of trees. Will the Minister update your Lordships’ House - Speech Link
3: Government support the Grown in Britain agenda and the Woodland Trust’s UK sourced and grown assurance scheme - Speech Link

2. Environment Bill
15/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: implement an enhanced protection standard for ancient woodland in England (1) The Government must - Speech Link

3. Ancient Woodland Inventory (England)
23/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: provision for the periodic updating of the Ancient Woodland Inventory for England; and for connected purposes - Speech Link

4. High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (Second sitting)
25/06/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: silent.New Clause 1Report on trees and woodland habitats‘(1) The Secretary of State - Speech Link
2: likely effects of the scheduled works on trees and woodland habitats and steps to be taken to minimise - Speech Link
3: wildlife habitat corridors; and of woodland, including ancient woodland. The report must be laid before - Speech Link

5. High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
09/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: who are better qualified than I am to talk about ancient woodlands. This is a modest little amendment, calling - Speech Link
2: its promise to plant new woodland. I want to see even more, not just trees but a similar habitat on the - Speech Link
3: with new ones. Ancient woodlands have been mapped for over 400 years, and some have origins going back - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees
1. Trees
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
29/04/2021
... published on 14 April; and what steps they are taking to ensure that there is sufficient UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown trees to meet demand.

2. Trees
asked by: Lord Patten
28/06/2021
... what is their definition of each type.

3. Trees
asked by: Lord Patten
28/06/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the numbers of recorded ancient and veteran trees in England are increasing or declining.

4. Trees
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
28/04/2020
... whether tree watering by councils should be considered an essential service during the covid-19.

5. Trees
asked by: Chris Grayling
13/03/2020
... what assessment he has made of trends in the number of trees growing in England in each of the last three decades.

Latest Questions
Former APPG Members
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Michael Fabricant Portrait
Michael Fabricant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lichfield
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mid Sussex
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
John Mc Nally
Co-Chair
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Spencer Portrait
Mark Spencer
Secretary
Conservative - Sherwood
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 24th November 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships

No benefits in kind are on record for the Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees APPG

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