P-05-741 Natural Resources Wales(Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru) Needs Tighter Restriction



This petition was submitted by John Thomas, which collected 19 signatures.


Text of the Petition

Natural Resources Wales (Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru) needS tighter governance and scrutiny. Stop turning profitable agricultural land into habitat & SSSI areas where the farmer has to comply with even more restrictions in order attempt to make a living!
NRW (Environmental side) are currently an organization made up of officers not willing to listen to local knowledge, and will only advise in accordance with what they can read from books! They have only one aim in life, and that is to turn our countryside into a massive unprofitable nature reserve at the expense of the taxpayer and rural communities at large! They need closer scrutiny from our elected representatives!

Therefore, we call on the Assembly to review the current practices and policies of NRW in respect of the way that it administers land subject to, or annexed into habitat or SSSI areas. The body is currently making more damage to the countryside than good! A balance needs to be struck that will benefit all.






This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/05/2017.

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition on the basis that:

  • Natural Resources Wales have confirmed that the views of landowners and occupiers, as well as wider economic considerations, are taken into account when determining Sites of Special Scientific Interest;
  • The Committee is not able to intervene in the specific situation with the land occupied by the petitioner.

 Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

 It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 14/02/2017.


Assembly constituency and Region.

  • Dwyfor Meirionnydd
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 10/02/2017