Decision details

Woodland Creation on Council Owned Land

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Planning and Development)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Recommendations approved.


Reasons for recommendations:

The creation of woodland on the pieces of identified Council owned land will help deliver the target of planting 116,875 trees by 2025. The creation of woodland will help to increase the woodland cover of the Borough and increase biodiversity.


Alternative options considered and rejected:

To not plant trees on the land and to put the land back into grazing licences. Chorley Council will receive a payment for creating the new woodlands and annual income for 10 years from the England Woodland Creation Grant. This will cover any lost revenue.


Publication date: 13/10/2021

Date of decision: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 21/10/2021

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