Meifod and Llanfair Caereinion residents asked for views on plan to improve local woodlands and environment

Forest View

People who live near Llanfair Caereinion and Meifod are being asked to give their views on a plan to manage local forestry.

Natural Resources Wales’s (NRW) plan would see ancient woodlands restored to large parts of 22 woodlands in the area and a greater diversity of tree species planted in the area. The 22 woodland blocks together cover over 630 hectares.

NRW - which manages the Welsh Government Woodland Estate - is holding a public consultation to provide residents with the opportunity to influence the future management of the forest for the next 10 years and beyond.

Becky Hares, Senior Land Manager for NRW said:
"By planning the development of our forests, we can make sure that they bring the maximum benefit to us and nature.
“We want the forests we manage to be places for people to play, relax and to make a living in. We want to achieve that by also making sure that wildlife and the local environment thrive, alongside producing quality timber for the market.
“We want people who live near Llanfair Caereinion and Meifod to give us their views on our plan to make sure it’s benefiting the area.”

The plans can be read and responded to by visiting NRW’s consultation website on:

Alternatively, residents can call 0300 065 3000 and ask to speak with one of the Senior Land Management Officers responsible for the consultation. From there they will be able to send out hard copies of the documents on request.

Residents who want to send feedback by post can send it to: Natural Resources Wales, Llanfair Road, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0AL.

All feedback and questions will need to be returned by 18 December 2022 at the latest.