Woodland could be at risk in sale

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A WAVE of concern has followed government proposals to sell off forests across the UK - and popular Wendover Woods could be at risk.

The plans to sell off state-owned forests are currently being considered during consultation over the future of The Forestry Commission which owns 18 per cent of the nation’s forests and woodlands.

But many conservation and community groups fear such a move could endanger forests and the public’s access to them.

Every year thousands of people visit Wendover Woods just outside Tring which is classed as a multi-purpose site in consultation documents released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Read more in this week’s Gazette newspaper.