The York Council announced last week that it had obtained external funding for the planned new “forest” near Knapton.
Ironically the first signs of activity on the proposed site have been tree felling works over recent days. (Clearly some of the trees were diseased).
No sign yet of any environmental evaluation.
The expectation was that there would be an attempt made to justify turning good quality agricultural land into a forest, with benefits and adverse consequences clearly enumerated.
Seems that will not happen nor has any public consultation on layout and other options yet started.