The aim of this consultation is to inform the development of our Timber Sales & Marketing Plan for the period of 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2026.
We will produce this plan to help maintain our certification to the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) and to ensure that we deliver against the relevant policy objectives set out in the Welsh Government’s 50-year strategy for trees and woodlands in Wales “Woodlands for Wales”.
The introduction of the Environment Act, and Well-being of Future Generations Act have included the provision of area statements and public service boards. These documents and service boards will over time influence the direction of those forests within a specific area of Wales. Our future timber sales activities and timber supply may be adapted to support such Area ambitions.
The exit of the UK from the European Union may impact on our future trading position and opportunities and this marketing plan will need to adapt to such changes as necessary.