Bintree Woods must be saved : Green Party prospective MEP to join local residents in celebrating these woods, this Saturday. [News release]
In February 2008 Norfolk County Council, in partnership with the Forestry Commission and local landowners, proposed the conversion of 1.7 square miles of land around and including Bintree Woods into the largest combined gravel extraction works and landfill site in
Bintree Woods includes a conservation area within its boundaries, is home to abundant wildlife and abuts the
As part of a vocal ongoing campaign to save the woods, local residents and supporters will hold a walk through them on December 6th. It is timed to coincide with the Center for International Forestry Research's
Rupert Read will be joining the walkers and joining calls to scrap the gravel pit plans. He commented:
"Bintree Woods must be saved for us and our children and their children to enjoy. The Green Party is 100% committed to conserving our countryside, rather than consuming and destroying it. I am proud to have been invited to join the local people in celebrating these woods this weekend, and am looking forward to this walk immensely. It will be good to be walking at the same time as people all around the world are walking in defence of similar woods and forests, which are our great joy and our greatest defence against the threat of climate catastrophe."
Green Party policy on forestry:
The Green Party is strongly committed to protecting British forests and increasing the area of forest in the