NRW provides information on the new powers that will come into force on 1 April 2024 relating to felling licences for Wales
During February and early March 2024, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is hosting three online awareness sessions for farmers and landowners seeking an overview of changes and revisions to felling licences in Wales.
Farmers and landowners that are considering felling trees on their land, may need to apply for a felling licence. So, before the changes come in to effect, NRW is inviting foresters and landowners to attend one of their free awareness sessions to find out more. Anyone not applying for a felling licence in Wales, but still interested in learning more you will be able to find more information on the NRW website when the powers go live on 1 April 2024. The new powers are only applicable if you are applying for a felling licence in Wales.
According to the NRW invitation, “From 1 April 2024, new powers will be coming in to effect that will allow us to add environmental conditions to felling licences, and to amend, suspend or revoke a felling licence once granted. They also allow licence holders to apply to amend their licence. These new powers will allow us to provide better protection for wildlife and the environment during felling operations.”
Discussion points will include:
- The new powers to condition licences
- Changes to the application form to improve the process for applicants
- The revised web pages on the NRW website around felling licenses
- Powers to amend (licence holder and NRW), suspend and revoke felling licences
The sessions will be hosted by representatives from NRW and there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the discussion points at the end of each session.
The awareness sessions will take place via Microsoft Teams on:
|Date for awareness session
|Please register your interest by
|20 February 10:00am
|5:00pm 6 February
|22 February 2:00pm
|5:00pm 8 February
|1 March 10:00am
|5:00pm 16 February
Please note you will only need to attend one.
To book a place, please email email@example.com
You will be emailed the link to join the session one week in advance – please keep an eye on your emails.