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CAAV News - 2010

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DEFRA commits £100 million to international forestry

27 October 2010

DEFRA has committed £100 million to international forestry up to 2015 as part of the UK's commitment to the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme. Please see the DEFRA website for further information.

The Electronic Communications Code

26 October 2010

The attached version of the Electronic Communications Code is, as far as we are aware, the only consolidated version available. It was included as an appendix to CAAV numbered publication 201 - Telecommunications Masts.

Download The Electronic Communications Code

Wales dismisses reports that forests to be sold off

26 October 2010

Following recent reports in the media that Britain's national forests are to be sold off, Wales' Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones has dismissed these reports in the context of Welsh forests stating that this would be a "devolved matter". Her full statement is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Wales launches Glastir Woodland Creation Grant Scheme

25 October 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government has launched their new Glastir Woodland Creation Grant Scheme to encourage farmers in Wales to create new woodland areas on their land. The Scheme will be administered by the Forestry Commission Wales until 1st January 2013 when delivery responsibility will pass to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). To view further details of the Scheme and application process please log-in to "Members' Documents". A news release is available on the WAG website.

Welsh Assembly issues statement in reaction to the Spending Review

22 October 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government has published a written statement in reaction to the details of the Spending Review which were given on 20th October. Please see the Welsh Assembly Government website for the statement.

Comprehensive Spending Review effect upon DEFRA

20 October 2010

DEFRA is to see its resource spending cut by 29%, capital spending by 34% and a 33% reduction in its administrative budget as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Specific detail of what real effect this will have is awaited but further information and briefing is available in a CAAV website note in Members' Documents (please log-in to view). Please also see the DEFRA website.

Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study concludes scheme not to be pursued

18 October 2010

The UK Government has concluded that following the findings of the Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study the scheme will not be pursued for the time being but may be looked at again in the future. The Feasibility Study is available on the DECC website. Welsh Environment Minister, Jane Davidson, has thanked all those involved with the study - please see the Welsh Assembly Government website for a news release.

UK and German Ministers meet to discuss CAP post 2013

12 October 2010

Agricultural Ministers from the UK and Germany met yesterday to discuss Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform post 2013. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

Mary Creagh appointed as Shadow DEFRA Secretary

11 October 2010

Mary Creagh MP for Wakefield has been appointed as the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It is also understood that Jamie Reed MP, Willie Bain MP and Peter Soulsby MP will be the shadow junior DEFRA ministers. Further information is available on the Labour Party website.

New Welsh agri-environment scheme Glastir opens for applications on 4th October

01 October 2010

The entry level element (All-Wales Element) of the new Welsh agri-environment scheme, Glastir, opens for applications on Monday 4th October. Application packs should start to be sent out to Welsh farmers who indicated an expression of interest on their 2010 SAF from that date. The close date for submission of applications is 22nd November 2010. Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

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