CCRI evidence referenced in Government Committee Report

The work of numerous researchers in the CCRI has been referenced in a new report published today by the House of Lords Land Use Committee.  Staff contributed to written evidence based on research projects over a number of years. As a result of this submission they were invited to arrange a site visit for members of the committee to visit Gloucestershire to discuss current land use challenges with a number of the organisations that CCRI work alongside.

Chris Short, who organised the site visit to Sapperton in Gloucestershire, said ‘This report comes at a really important time when there are increasing pressures on land use arising from the need to tackle climate change, reverse the loss of biodiversity and the health and wellbeing of the population. Many sectors are going through difficult times as they transition to meet these challenges, which makes the need for a joined up approach to land use all the more important.”

Aimee Morse, who was part of the team coordinating the written evidence added that ‘it was really positive that the committee has picked up on the work of the CCRI and a great pleasure to see it inform their thinking”.

The written evidence submitted by the CCRI can be viewed online here. The evidence makes reference to several projects which have been completed such as ROBUST, PEGASUS, LANDWISE as well as ongoing work such as two Defra ‘Test and Trial’ projects and the ‘Future of Treescapes’ work. It also cites a number of the CCRI team who were involved with these projects but were unable to attend the Sapperton visit. There are also several ongoing research projects taking place at Sapperton which will address specific questions raised at the site visit.

You can download the published report here. The CCRI written evidence is referenced in the main report and from page 90 where details of the visit to the Sapperton Nature Recovery project are presented with further details of a roundtable discussion which took place at the event.