The National Forest Company leads the creation of The National Forest, a new, wooded landscape for the nation across 200 square miles of central England. The National Forest Company was established by Government in April 1995. It is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The National Forest Company:
- Attracts and uses resources for ambitious and imaginative Forest creation that is sensitive to the landscape and environment.
- Provides the setting for new businesses, recreation, tourism and an improved quality of life
- Enhances wildlife and biodiversity.
The National Forest Company leads through working partnerships with landowners, businesses, public, private and voluntary organisations and local communities to fulfil the shared vision for the Forest. It promotes the widest possible participation in and enjoyment of the Forest.
As the Forest matures, the Company promotes at international, national and local levels the experience and knowledge emerging from this inspiring and ambitious project.
- Read more: About The National Forest
National Forest Company Priorities 2013
Creating the Forest remains a priority and the Changing Landscapes Scheme offers generous support, alongside other planting schemes. Approaches to woodland management are being developed. The Delivery Plan provides direction to 2014 and significant leisure, health and tourism developments are being progressed.
- Read more: Business Plan
The National Forest Delivery Plan to 2014
The National Forest's plan to 2014 has been published, after extensive consultation. Carrying on planting, making the most of what we've got and letting more people know more about the Forest are key messages.
- Read more: The National Forest to 2014
Also of interest
29 Apr 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC) has recently welcomed Richard Drakeley to its team.
11 Apr 2013
The Bingham, a boutique hotel and restaurant located in Richmond, London, joined forces with the National Forest Company recently to plant trees in a new woodland in Derbyshire, on the northern boundary of The National Forest.
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27 May 2013
Woodland Walks, indoor and outdoor play, cycle hire, fishing, gift shop, ABC Crafts and restaurant - there's something for everyone at Rosliston Forestry Centre. There are education programmes, birds of prey, archery, woodland laser and laser clay shooting (pre-booking neccesary).
27 May 2013
Catton Hall, built in 1745 has a fascinating history, and still privately owned, retains its original collection of pictures and furniture. The grounds are available to hire for all types of public events, and the Hall, for small corporate or private groups.
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22 Mar 2013
It's often implied, in our multi-riven country, that to live in a town or a city is 'modern' and to live elsewhere, isn't. Quite what's meant by this isn't always clear to me, but away from the urban, life is apparently traditional, a refuge from the hustle and bustle; it's not where innovation is expected to happen, that's for sure.
26 Feb 2013
Just under two years ago my knowledge of The National Forest was a bit like my knowledge of today's technology ... I was aware of it but, whisper it, I wasn't that interested! Then, two things happened in a short space of time - we moved house and I was made redundant.
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