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Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales where in Wales the Forestry Commission proposes to sell off forests and woods giving the size in acres, the nature of the woodland and the estimated cost of the forests and woods in question; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 16 January 1990]: The Forestry Commission's current disposals programme will extend over the next 10 years and the selection of properties for sale will accordingly be staged over that period. Advance notification of properties to be placed on the market is given in the Estates Gazette when firm decisions to sell are taken by the commission.The following forest areas are at present being offered for sale on the open market. These areas are all predominantly coniferous.

County and NameArea (acres)Guide Price1

The Goginal Woodlands Alit Goch72135,000
The Ty Cerrig Woodlands
Ty Cerrig Wood11495,000
Talley Woodlands
Allt y Goitre7185,000
Three Woodlands
New Pieces and Old Wood118,000
Cae Mawr Coppice1216,000
The Linger and Maes-y-Mwm1110,000
Synod Inn Woodlands
Ffynnon Le Frith6260,000
Hafod Iwan8073,000
Croes Heddyg Newydd3435,000
Cnwc yr Ehedydd57,000
Esgair Onen810,000
West Glamorgan
Craig Ynysgollen2420,000
Carmarthen Woods
Allt Werncorgam2825,000
College Wood3025,000
1 The guide price is the figure given by the agents to interested parties.