§ 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