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Pictured: Jeff Lane arrives at Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK. 17 May 2022<br />
Re: Landowner Jeff Lane, who was convicted for the illegal felling of more than eight hectares of woodland within the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is due to be sentenced at Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK. <br />
Lane, 71, was found guilty of breaching section 17 of the Forestry Act (1967) at Swansea Magistrates Court, felling the equivalent of twelve football pitches. He was also found guilty of noncompliance with an enforcement notice to restock trees which he had previously felled in 2019.  <br />
Investigations carried out by officers from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) revealed that a total of 8.5 hectares of native and wet woodland located to the north of Ilston had been cut down with out the appropriate licence.
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Pictured: Jeff Lane arrives at Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK. 17 May 2022
Re: Landowner Jeff Lane, who was convicted for the illegal felling of more than eight hectares of woodland within the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is due to be sentenced at Swansea Crown Court, Wales, UK.
Lane, 71, was found guilty of breaching section 17 of the Forestry Act (1967) at Swansea Magistrates Court, felling the equivalent of twelve football pitches. He was also found guilty...
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