Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Success for Kielder campaign
Kielder and our other forests represent the green lungs of the North East - the heart and soul of the Northumberland countryside. As well being as a significant local employer, it is key to local industry and one of the region's major tourist attractions, with over a quarter of a million visitors a year.
I believe our forests and woodlands are at the forefront of the public's hearts and minds. I have campaigned for them to remain in public ownership and I think the Government has now got this right. It is the right thing to do.
The Government will consider the report and submit it's full response in January 2013.