Forestryhas acquired ten New Forest ( ) in a deal that will see the body assume responsibility starting 2023.
As per a report, Forestry(FE) and Forestry and Land have bought out its previous major partner, the and Club, within the in the Forest (CiTF) business.
It manages 16 sites throughoutand , making the ten New Forest sites, comprising Holmsley, Roundhill, and Hollands Wood , the largest portfolio.
Craig Harrison, FE’s deputy surveyor for the New Forest, said thatin the heart of the New Forest provide a fundamental way for people to connect with and appreciate nature.
“Taking greater control of these will allow us to continue to offer this experience and support local businesses while working more closely with our local partners to plan and develop their future,” Harrison said.
In its announcement, FE declared that although it bought the 72% shareholding shares to ensure a seamless transition, the club will still manage thethis season.
FE stated that the purchase means that itsand divisions will be able to manage their future forest program in the amid the surge in staycations. It will also make the potential expansion of the network of beyond existing locations possible.
The development comes following a debate over theclub’s stewardship of local sites following the first lockdown.
In the beginning, it refused to allowto open despite the fact that the government was encouraging people to go out and boost the economy—a decision which the minority partner, FE, challenged.
FE Chief Director Mike Seddon said it is an exciting time for Forestryand Forestry and Land to develop the future provision in the forests.
“We are looking forward to working closely with our partners at theand Club while they operate the CiTF in the year ahead as we welcome back to our sites for the start of the season,” Seddon said.
He added that the commitment enables them to plan for the future. Across the nation’s forests, Forestryand Forestry and Land will be better placed to provide overnight stays in beautiful forest locations, helping make memories that enhance health and wellbeing.
Sabina Voysey, theand Club director-general, said that they are pleased to be leaving the business in such a strong position, and the club will work closely with Forestry and Forestry and Land to ensure the transition period is as seamless as possible for CiTF’s valued customers.
This story originally appeared on New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times.