Representatives Meet with Natural Resources Wales to Discuss Fforest Fawr

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County Councillors and our Member of Parliament have met with Natural Resources Wales to discuss the larch trees in Fforest Fawr.

The Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Councillors posted an article on 23 August 2017 titled, “Trees at Forest Fawr – Don’t Panic!”. It states, “We had a reassuring meeting with representatives of Natural Resource Wales yesterday regarding the proposed felling of the Larch trees in the forest around Tongwynlais. They are NOT going to clear all the forest and there are plans for regrowth.”

We had a reassuring meeting with representatives of Natural Resource Wales yesterday regarding the proposed felling of the Larch trees in the forest around Tongwynlais. They are NOT going to clear all the forest and there are plans for regrowth.

The article continues, “It has been said that there is no plan for regrowth. That is wrong. The NRW knows from past work in the forest that it quickly regenerates and self seeds, with the clearance and opening up of the canopy allowing smaller trees at ground level to thrive and grow.”

It has been said that there is no plan for regrowth. That is wrong. The NRW knows from past work in the forest that it quickly regenerates and self seeds, with the clearance and opening up of the canopy allowing smaller trees at ground level to thrive and grow.

Councillor Linda Morgan posted on Facebook this evening that a public meeting has been arranged on Monday October 9th at 7pm in the village hall. Anna McMorrin is unable to attend on this date and has requested it be rescheduled. Stay tuned for updates…

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Anna McMorrin has also met with Natural Resources Wales today and posted an article on her blog.

Anna met with Gareth O’Shea, Executive Director for Operations across South Wales, and John Hogg, Head of Operations. She writes, “NRW has informed me that it has a plan in place to restore Fforest Fawr in the short term, and certainly within the next 5 years, and would like to discuss how to achieve this with the community, with minimal impact on local businesses and the woodland.”

NRW has informed me that it has a plan in place to restore Fforest Fawr in the short term, and certainly within the next 5 years, and would like to discuss how to achieve this with the community, with minimal impact on local businesses and the woodland.

The blog post also states, “NRW also noted the concerns that have been voiced, and have stated that they will examine their early communication strategy in order to better understand the concerns of the community, and work closely with local residents, business owners’ and visitors.”

Anna and the Councillors welcome comments and questions from residents. You can find all their contact details on our sister site, mycardiffnorth.com.

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