Forestry Commission

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 28th February 2011.

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Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood Conservative, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many acres of forest land the Forestry Commission owns in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) Oxford West and Abingdon constituency; and where such land is located.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following table lists the location, name, size and ownership type of land managed by the Forestry Commission in Oxfordshire. The Forestry Commission does not manage any land in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency.

Grid Reference Wood Name Ownership Type( 1) Area (hectares)
SU696835 Greyhone Freehold 11
SU679821 Chartersfield Wood Freehold 19
SU738798 Crowsley Park Leasehold 76
SU674832 Ipsden Freehold 38
SP603102 Menmarsh Freehold 3
SU692832 Burnt Platt Freehold 40
SU724921 Queen, College Freehold 117
SU727956 Waterpenny Freehold 137
SU728956 Cowleaze Freehold 30
SU259961 Buscot Leasehold 125
SU258948 Badbury Leasehold 42
(1 )The public forest estate is owned by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and placed at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under section (3)1 of the Forestry Act 1967.

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