From the FC England's latest e-alert:
The FC have re-launched the Woodland Creation Planning Grant through the Forestry Innovation Fund, which was re-opened on the 5 September. This provides assistance for people looking to develop plans for woodland creation of over 30 hectares in England.
It goes on to recommend that applicants ensure you have submitted your Woodland Management Plan application to the Forestry Commission by 30 September to ensure there is time to get an agreement in principle before the Autumn Statement, and finally there is clarification on Agent Authority forms
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