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Broadleaved Woodlands

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list in the Official Report the names and locations of the broadleaved woodlands clearfelled under licence for conversion to agriculture in 1982–83, 1983–84 and 1984–85 in the Forestry Commission's south-west England conservancy.

[pursuant to her reply, 14 May 1985, c. 81]: The information is not available in the form requested as the Forestry Commission does not normally monitor the situation on the ground after granting a felling licence, unless replanting conditions are involved and these conditions are due to have been fulfilled. I can, however, list the woodlands for which felling licences for conversion of the land to agriculture were issued during the years in question. These are as follows:

Name of WoodLocationCounty
Year to 31 March 1983
Woodlands at West RowleySouth MoltonDevon
Gorwood CopseBidefordDevon
Woodlands Dreybury FarmBeaworthyDevon
Woodlands on Orchard FarmBarnstableDevon
Woodlands on Cobscombe FarmNear CreditonDevon
Woodlands on Lower Cruft FarmOakhamptonDevon
South Park CopseTedburn St. MaryDevon
Woodlands on Jarter Hill FarmHigh BickingtonDevon
Woodlands at East ParkNear ExeterDevon
Woodlands on West Yard FarmAshreignyDevon
Woodlands at Church CombeYarnscombeDevon
Woodlands at Moreton HeathNear MoretonDorset
Woodlands at Great MarstonNear LeominsterHerefordshire
Woodlands at Great MarstonNear LeominsterHerefordshire
Woodlands at Great MarstonNear LeominsterHerefordshire
Woodlands on Greenway FarmNear GlewstoneHerefordshire
Woodlands on Elworthy FarmWellingtonSomerset
Drayton CovertSouth PethertonSomerset
Part of Loves CopseRambsuryWiltshire
High Grove Wood, Bank FarmMathonWorcestershire
Year to 31 March 1984

Name of Wood



Woodlands on Dolsdon FarmLauncestonCornwall
Woodlands on Bearah FarmNear TidefordCornwall
Cutkive WoodsMerrymeetCornwall
Woodlands at SilklandsBidefordDevon
Woodlands at HollacombeHolsworthyDevon
Woodlands on Osborne's FarmTedburn St. MaryDevon
Woodlands on Cleave FarmWeare GiffordDevon
Higher Plot, West Wheatley FarmLongdownDevon
Woodlands at LangafordNear BeaworthyDevon
Woodlands on West Wotton FarmColebrookeDevon
Hart Hill PlantationBradford Peverell DorchesterDorset
Woodlands at MelcombeNear DorchesterDorset
Collins GroveEnglish BicknorGloucestershire
Woodlands at White HouseWotton-under-EdgeGloucestershire
Woodlands on Pitt FarmDorstoneHerefordshire
Elsdon WoodKingtonHerefordshire
Woodlands at The HurstWeobleyHerefordshire
Woodlands at RoundwayDevizesWiltshire
Cocksian Covert, Curr Lane FarmRedditchWorcestershire
Ash Wood, Castle Green FarmLeigh SintonWorcestershire

Year to 31 March 1985

Woodlands at Hayne BartonHolsworthyDevon