Friday, February 11, 2011

Britain Plans to Sell Forested Land to Developers

In order to pay off Britain’s budget deficit, the government is planning to sell 150,000 hectares of forest land. Land such as Sherwood Forest, The Forest of Dean, and The New Forest, which has been publicly owned since the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, could be sold to private developers. The developers who purchase the land will have few building restrictions. Therefore, they have the ability to transform these forested lands into property and businesses.

This forest land needs to remain public in order to remain protected and prevent the development of these precious areas. Once this land is sold to private developers, no land laws can truly guard it. Please sign this petition in order to let the government know that people are opposed to any sale of these forested lands.

1 comment:

  1. This is horrible. Nothing is sacred anymore - mother nature included. As a true huger myself this heart breaking.