Woodlands under threat

During October, 2009 the Government released official population projections saying that Britain would have 72 million people by the year 2033. This would be a huge increase of 10 million people who would mainly be living in England (as opposed to Scotland or Wales.) The larger population would put a massive strain on land use. Britain is already the most densely populated country in Europe.

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The Government has set targets for 300,000 new homes to be built in Britain every year – 70,000 on green belt land. “The future of the green belt is looking ever more vulnerable,” said John Craven recently. There has never been a more urgent time to save our woodlands and green spaces for our children and grandchildren.