Monday, 26 March 2012

England: Walshaw Moor Estate - Management Agreement

The public inquiry about proposed heather burning restrictions on Walshaw Moor Estate came to an abrupt halt.  A short statement was agreed by both parties and it was published on the Natural England website on 9 March.

Since then, a management agreement has been put in place and this was published on the Natural England website on 23 March.  The full consent notice contains the detail and it can be downloaded from this page.  The agreement summarises the position and confirms that the estate will be able to continue management through burning, subject to various caveats.

Understandably, a lot of discussion has taken place that has not been reported and it remains to be seen how this agreement affects the management of other moorland in England, and elsewhere.

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