Forests: Environmental Impact Assessment

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her Department's Environmental Impact Assessment - Joint Technical Consultation, published on 14 December 2016, how many responses her Department received (a) in support of and (b) in opposition to, proposals to increase the Forestry Environmental Impact Assessment threshold in England; and when her Department plans to respond to that consultation.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We received 415 responses to the consultation question on afforestation thresholds. We are still considering the consultation responses and the Government will respond in due course.

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