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LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of acres of British woodland would be leased to commercial interests under a plan unveiled Thursday by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL DEALS

The government says allowing exploitation of government-owned forests would raise millions of pounds to fund other environmental initiatives, The Independent reported. But the furious reaction from environmentalists

and polls showing 85 percent of the public opposes the plan prompted the government to change details, including 150-year leases instead of outright sales.

Spelman said there would also be a new category of "heritage forests." It would include the New Forest, which was new in 1079 when William the Conqueror turned it into a royal hunting preserve, and the Forest of Dean, which might be put in the hands of conservation trusts.

Spelman insisted leasing the forests would allow public access to be maintained and environmental values protected. She said local government bodies and conservation groups could also take on leases.

About 250,000 people have signed a petition against the sale, the Daily Mirror said. Judi Dench, one of England's best-known actresses, and other celebrities have come out against the plan.

"The outrage at this issue has highlighted the public's love of a woodland walk, and we must work together to ensure that, whoever owns the land, the public's access is protected", said Tom Franklin, head of the walking group the Ramblers.

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LONDON Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of acres of British woodland would be leased to commercial interests under a plan unveiled Thursday by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL DEALS

The government says allowing exploitation of government-owned forests would raise millions of pounds to fund other environmental initiatives The Independent reported. But the furious reaction from environmentalists

and polls showing 85 percent of the public opposes the plan prompted the government to change details including 150-year leases instead of outright sales.

Spelman said there would also be a new category of "heritage forests." It would include the New Forest which was new in 1079 when William the Conqueror turned it into a royal hunting preserve and the Forest of Dean which might be put in the hands of conservation trusts.

Spelman insisted leasing the forests would allow public access to be maintained and environmental values protected. She said local government bodies and conservation groups could also take on leases.

About 250,000 people have signed a petition against the sale the Daily Mirror said. Judi Dench one of England's best-known actresses and other celebrities have come out against the plan.

"The outrage at this issue has highlighted the public's love of a woodland walk and we must work together to ensure that whoever owns the land the public's access is protected" said Tom Franklin head of the walking group the Ramblers.

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LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of acres of British woodland would be leased to commercial interests under a plan unveiled Thursday by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL DEALS

The government says allowing exploitation of government-owned forests would raise millions of pounds to fund other environmental initiatives, The Independent reported. But the furious reaction from environmentalists

and polls showing 85 percent of the public opposes the plan prompted the government to change details, including 150-year leases instead of outright sales.

Spelman said there would also be a new category of "heritage forests." It would include the New Forest, which was new in 1079 when William the Conqueror turned it into a royal hunting preserve, and the Forest of Dean, which might be put in the hands of conservation trusts.

Spelman insisted leasing the forests would allow public access to be maintained and environmental values protected. She said local government bodies and conservation groups could also take on leases.

About 250,000 people have signed a petition against the sale, the Daily Mirror said. Judi Dench, one of England's best-known actresses, and other celebrities have come out against the plan.

"The outrage at this issue has highlighted the public's love of a woodland walk, and we must work together to ensure that, whoever owns the land, the public's access is protected", said Tom Franklin, head of the walking group the Ramblers.

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LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of acres of British woodland would be leased to commercial interests under a plan unveiled Thursday by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL DEALS

The government says allowing exploitation of government-owned forests would raise millions of pounds to fund other environmental initiatives, The Independent reported. But the furious reaction from environmentalists

and polls showing 85 percent of the public opposes the plan prompted the government to change details, including 150-year leases instead of outright sales.

Spelman said there would also be a new category of "heritage forests." It would include the New Forest, which was new in 1079 when William the Conqueror turned it into a royal hunting preserve, and the Forest of Dean, which might be put in the hands of conservation trusts.

Spelman insisted leasing the forests would allow public access to be maintained and environmental values protected. She said local government bodies and conservation groups could also take on leases.

About 250,000 people have signed a petition against the sale, the Daily Mirror said. Judi Dench, one of England's best-known actresses, and other celebrities have come out against the plan.

"The outrage at this issue has highlighted the public's love of a woodland walk, and we must work together to ensure that, whoever owns the land, the public's access is protected", said Tom Franklin, head of the walking group the Ramblers.

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LONDON Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of acres of British woodland would be leased to commercial interests under a plan unveiled Thursday by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL DEALS

The government says allowing exploitation of government-owned forests would raise millions of pounds to fund other environmental initiatives The Independent reported. But the furious reaction from environmentalists

and polls showing 85 percent of the public opposes the plan prompted the government to change details including 150-year leases instead of outright sales.

Spelman said there would also be a new category of "heritage forests." It would include the New Forest which was new in 1079 when William the Conqueror turned it into a royal hunting preserve and the Forest of Dean which might be put in the hands of conservation trusts.

Spelman insisted leasing the forests would allow public access to be maintained and environmental values protected. She said local government bodies and conservation groups could also take on leases.

About 250,000 people have signed a petition against the sale the Daily Mirror said. Judi Dench one of England's best-known actresses and other celebrities have come out against the plan.

"The outrage at this issue has highlighted the public's love of a woodland walk and we must work together to ensure that whoever owns the land the public's access is protected" said Tom Franklin head of the walking group the Ramblers.

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Egypt cuts access to Internet

British unions discuss strategy

Schumer says GOP would privatize SoSec

Obama's Irish heritage celebrated

Kim named son reluctantly brother says

Pence: No presidential bid in 2012

Violent protests continue to grip Egypt

ANC appeals for calm over Mandela's health

Yemenis protest against government

Top Obama YouTube questions: Legalize pot

Police say 15-year-old Elizabeth Ennen strangled

Tunisia seeks arrest of ex-president

U.S. offers support in Tunisia elections

Libertarians call Obama GOP hypocrites

Unions: Trade deals can threaten jobs

Early polls give Obama speech thumbs up

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