Woodland Social Enterprises and the UK Planning System

Woodland Social Enterprises and the UK Planning System

Ola Ayorinde

This report explores the impact of the planning system on UK woodland social enterprises. It summarises the key parts of the planning system in all 4 UK countries, and outlines some of the main challenges that WSEs have with the system.  It was commissioned by the Making Local Woods Work programme, and complements nicely with our previous report on Planning for Common Good Land Use, but takes a deep dive into the often complex world of planning and forestry.  It consists of three main elements:

 

The main report

An open spreadsheet summarising key reading and resources

Guidance Note for WSEs on the planning system

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