The Welsh Government is running a consultation on Forestry And Woodland Policy In Wales. Details here; you have until 7 April 2017 to respond. Here are a few points we made.
Responding to climate change – coping with climate change and helping reduce our carbon footprint
Prevent all building on greenfield sites. Protect current green spaces, whether agricultural or not, from development and housing; new housing should only be on existing and brownfield sites.
Cease all new road-building. Discourage car use; create a nationalised, fast, cheap, reliable, regular and connected public transport system that is better than using cars.
Make sure very new development in Wales, of any kind, must include wildlife areas – trees, bushes, flowers and so on, planted in the earth (not sterile pots, which are just ornamental). They need to be connected up to provide wildlife corridors.
Implement a policy to create X amount of new woodland in Wales every year.