I welcome the news that a new, independent public body will hold the nation's publicly-owned forests in trust for future generations. I led the campaign in the House of Commons to stop the privatisation of the forests. This is a good package of measures. Credit to all the campaigners locally who have fought so hard.
The full DEFRA announcement is here: http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2013/01/31/protect-forests/