Plans to sell 258,ooo hectares of government-owned forests - a fifth of all woodlands in England - have been scrapped.
More than 500,000 people signed a petition opposing the proposed sell-off,
forcing the Prime Minister to abandon the consultation over their future.
Fears that the open access to these forests for walkers,
horse riders and cyclists could be lost,
that biodiversity may not be protected,
that forests would be sub-divided, or even chopped down,