Below is the reply recieved from Elizabeth Truss, Conservative Party candidate (South West Norfolk) & Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs letter to the candidates in the constituencies in or around Thetford Forest Forest issued by the Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF):
Dear Anne - As you know, I have visited the forest with FoTF, and on many occasions with friends and family. It is a fantastic amenity to have and I am fully committed to ensuring that access and the economic prosperity of the forest is maintained for generations to come.
This week the Conservatives gave a commitment that public forests and woodland will be kept in trust for the nation. We also pledged to plant another 11 million trees; I do hope this reassures you that our forests and woodlands are protected so that we can all continue to enjoy them.