Detail of outcome
The 2013 Triennial Review of the National Forest Company (NFC) concluded that the NFC is the most appropriate body to continue to lead the creation, management and evolution of the National Forest and that it should remain an NDPB.
On 12 July 2013, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, David Heath, announced the start of the Triennial Review of the National Forest Company (NFC).
This is part of government’s rolling programme of Triennial Reviews of public bodies to consider whether the functions carried out by the body are still required and whether the delivery model is right and offers value for money.
NFC is a non-departmental public body and not for profit company limited by guarantee which was set up in 1995 to oversee the creation of The National Forest - a multi-purpose forest across 200 square miles of the Midlands.
The Review will be conducted by Defra officials with no direct involvement in the work of the NFC. Stakeholder engagement will begin over the summer and the review will report later in the year.