The Government's response to the Report of the Independent Panel on Forestry was published onThursday 30th January 2013 and is available here
A press statement on behalf of the members of the Forest Campaigns Network is available here and sets out the thinking of the Save Cannock Chase group, and others like it around the country. It is available here.
In short we welcome the Government's stance that the public forests will remain in public hands and we welcome the halting of the small scale sell offs which were allowable under the legislation. We are concerned about funding shortfalls which will make it hard for the Forestry Commission to continue with the work they do and we await more details on just how the forests will be managed in the future.