Meetings

Forestry and woodland policy in Wales

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 06/06/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Chair of External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee - Forestry Policy

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Meeting: 22/05/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Chair of External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Forestry policy

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Meeting: 14/12/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 7)

7 Correspondence between the Chair and the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, and the Minister for Environment regarding the Committee's report, 'Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies'

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Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding the Welsh Government's response to the Committee's report, 'Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies'

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Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from Director Wales, Coed Cadw, regarding the Committee's report, 'Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies'

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Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from Confor National Manager for Wales, representing timber processing companies, to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding the Committee's report, 'Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies'

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Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Confor Wales Committee to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding the Committee's report, 'Branching out: a new ambition for woodland policies'

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Meeting: 20/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy - discussion of draft report

Minutes:

The Committee discussed the report and agreed to launch it on Wednesday 26 July at the Royal Welsh Show.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - discussion of key issues

Minutes:

The Committee discussed and agreed the key issues which arose during the inquiry.

 


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - oral evidence session with Welsh Government

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Chris Lea, Deputy Director of Land, Nature and Forestry

Bill MacDonald, Head of Forest Resources Policy Branch

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Secretary and her officials responded to questions from Members.

 

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the Committee with further information on the effectiveness of the Glastir Woodland Opportunities Map.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - oral evidence session with Natural Resources Wales

Michelle Van-Velzen, Sustainable Land Management Team Leader

Peter Garson, Head of Commercial Operations

 

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Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Additional evidence from Confor on forestry and woodland policy in Wales

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Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - oral evidence from industry representatives

Martin Bishop, National Manager for Wales - Confor

David Edwards, District Manager -Tilhill Forestry

Hamish MacLeod, Director of Public Affairs - BSW Timber

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Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.

 

Due to time restrictions, the Committee agreed to write to the witnesses following the session to ask them further questions.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - academic evidence

Dr Alec Dauncey, Teaching Associate - School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University

Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Professor of Environmental Economics - Reading University

 

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Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - third sector evidence

Jonathan Cryer, Land Use Policy Officer – RSPB Wales

Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead - Woodland Trust Wales

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Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1)

Informal private discussion

-        Inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales - feedback following rapporteur visits.

 

-        Discussion of Committee's options for visits as part of inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales.

 

-        Preparation for oral evidence sessions.

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Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 17.22, Jenny Rathbone was appointed temporary Chair.

 

The Committee agreed to cancel its meeting on 8 June due to the General Election.

 

Members discussed their findings from the visits undertaken as part of the inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales. The Committee also agreed to undertake further visits as part of this inquiry.


Meeting: 10/05/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1)

1 Inquiry into the Welsh Government's delivery of the Woodlands for Wales Strategy - summary of written evidence

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Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 17.22, the Committee agreed to elect a temporary Chair. Members agreed that David Melding would chair this meeting and that the role of Chair of the Committee will rotate between the party groups represented on the Committee until a permanent Chair is appointed.

 

Members considered the evidence received in response to the consultation on the Welsh Government’s delivery of the Woodlands for Wales Strategy and agreed a schedule of oral witnesses.


 

 

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