Forestry Commission: Land:Written question - HL8731

Asked on: 18 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Forestry Commission: Land
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hectares of land managed by the Forestry Commission in England are (1) open habitat, (2) agricultural land, (3) quarries, (4) car parks, and (5) built development.
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Answered on: 29 June 2018

The Public Forest Estate in England is placed at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under section (3)1 of the Forestry Act 1967. Figures for the area of land managed by the Forestry Commission in England are given below. The area includes land in both freehold and leasehold ownership. The figures below are accurate for the 1 April 2018.

Land managed by the Forestry Commission in England

Hectares (Ha)

(1) Open habitat

44,567 ha

(2) Agricultural land

7,212 ha

(3) Quarries

216 ha

(4) Car parks

152 ha

(5) Built development

243 ha

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