HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 c845W
Mr. Bayley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will list each privately owned wood in Yorkshire that has received special management grants to provide for public access under the woodland grant scheme; and what is the area of each of these woods and the size of the grant.

Mr. Jack

Special management grants are paid for work in those woodlands which are of special value for nature conservation, landscape, public recreation or a combination of these. The provision of public access, by itself, does not qualify for payment of a grant.

Special management grants have been paid in respect of 20 woodlands or estates in Yorkshire the owners of which have indicated that facilities for public recreation or public access would be provided. These are as follows:

Woodland Area (hectares) Grant £
Amenity Trust Woodland 37.2 1,435
Bella Wood 23.2 812
Bilton Beck and Rudding Bottoms 10.7 375
Broad Lane Wood 1.9 67
Cliff Wood 38.6 1,351
Cod Beck Reservoir 87.3 3,056
Escrick Estate 9.3 382
Haw Park Wood 57.2 2,002
Newmillerdam Country Park 89.7 3,140