South West sawmill project

Clinton Devon Estates is working closely with the Silvanus Trust to lead consultation work on producing a business case for a large sawmill facility in the South West, to enable timber to be processed on an industrial scale.

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South West sawmill project

Context

Growing trees and using timber is increasingly recognised as one of the most environmentally sustainable uses of land, yet the UK imports the majority of its timber.

Meanwhile, much of the timber felled in the South West is currently transported to Wales Scotland and Germany by road or by sea to be processed.

Project

Clinton Devon Estates is working closely with the Silvanus Trust www.silvanustrust.org.uk to lead consultation work on producing a business case for a large sawmill facility in the South West, to enable timber to be processed on an industrial scale.

 

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…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892