The Review of Approval Processes for Afforestation commissioned by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has received a welcome from forestry stakeholders.

The review was carried out by Jim MacKinnon, CBE, former senior planner with the Scottish government. “Mr MacKinnon examined the process for approving afforestation proposals and the linked issues for other forestry-related operations,” said Minister Doyle.