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Postby tracy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:47 am

Thanks to the RFS for this update:

Changes to woodland grants in Wales

The Better Woodlands for Wales (BWW) woodland grant scheme, which is delivered

by Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) will close with effect from 1 January 2011.

Instead, woodland grants will be integrated into Glastir, the Welsh Assembly

Government’s new sustainable land management scheme.

However, woodland creation grants will continue to be delivered by FCW until

1 January 2013, via Glastir.

Research has shown that the BWW scheme had not attracted enough farmers to

manage their woodlands or to plant new ones. This is unfortunate, given that farmers

own most of the plantable land in Wales.

Details of the FCW announcement, made by Wales’ rural affairs minister, Elin Jones,

are at

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Postby woodlander » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:57 pm

Not surprised no one bothered, I have been trying to get a grant under BWW for 4 years the system grinds exceeding slow ! Glastir looks even more convoluted if thats possible .

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