Making a request

Updated 19th December 2022

We aim to be open with our information and you will find a wealth of information on this website.

You are entitled to request any recorded information you think is held by Forestry England under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.   

You do not need to know which law or regulation your request should be made under. We will review all requests for information, gather the material together if we hold it, and provide you with a full response. We will disclose information unless it is exempt under the legislation.

If we withhold information we will explain why.

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Submitting your request

If you know which of our offices holds the information you seek please submit your request to that office.  If you are unsure where to submit your request please submit your request to:

We aim to deal with your request as fully as we can and within 20 working days as set out in the appropriate legislation.

Getting help

We will, as far as is reasonable and practicable, provide help and advice on asking for information.

You can also find guidance and help on how to submit an information request to a public body on the ICO website.

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Information we hold about you

The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to find out what personal information the Forestry England holds about you. This is known as a subject access request.

If you wish to make such a request, please submit your request to:

Any concerns? Let us know

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Richard Barker.

If you have any concerns about how your request has been handled you can contact his team by emailing the Commissioner’s Office inbox: