Closed Consultations

  • Film making at The Bourne - Planning Application

    The Bourne Wood is strategically important to the UK film industry as a filming location. Since 1999 numerous films, commercials, television programmes and music videos have been filmed here. Filming activity at Bourne Wood is important to the local economy and to The Forestry Commission, as it makes a significant contribution towards the cost of managing the Public Forest Estate. The Forestry Commission is preparing a planning application which regularises the current activity and... More
    Opened 19 November 2012
  • Forest learning activity feedback

    We hope you enjoyed your Forestry Commission learning activity. Thank you for your visit. So that we can continue to provide beneficial forest learning opportunities, we would be grateful if you could complete this short survey - approximately three minutes to complete. We would like to find out what you thought about your experience, and whether you and your group have a better understanding of trees and forests and how they are looked after by the Forestry Commission as a result.... More
    Opened 20 June 2013
  • Science and Innovation Strategy for British Forestry

    The Forestry Commission is inviting contributions from interested parties on a draft review of the Science and Innovation Strategy for British Forestry (SIS). The Strategy provides the context and framework for the research undertaken by the Forestry Commission to meet the needs of British forestry. It sets the objectives for future research commissioning programmes, including those commissioned from the Forest Research agency, and provides indicators to measure their success. Evidence... More
    Opened 10 July 2013
  • Woodland Policy Enabling Programme - update and request for feedback

    The Government’s Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement January 2013 made a number of commitments to support the future of our forests in England. One of the most important was that England’s Public Forest Estate would remain secured in public ownership. It said that a new body will be created to hold the Estate in trust for the nation: ‘The new body will have greater independence from Government and greater freedom to manage its resources and maximise its income, but with the right... More
    Opened 31 July 2013
  • High Lodge Cycle Trails Review

    We are currently reviewing the cycle trails at High Lodge and would like your feedback on our current offer and ideas for future trail developments. We work with the cycle volunteer group TIMBER to maintain our 38 miles of MTB trails which includes the forest track graded Shepherd trail, Blue graded Poacher trail and the two single track red graded Beater and Lime burner trails. We also have 7 black graded pits and many miles of wild trails for the more adventurous explorers. It’s... More
    Opened 9 August 2013
  • Forest Design Plans - South East

    What are Forest Design Plans? Forest Design Plans are produced by the Forestry Commission, to set out the management proposals for the next thirty years for the woodlands we look after. They aim to fulfil a number of objectives: Provide descriptions of the woods as they are now, Show the process the Forestry Commission goes through when deciding what is best for the woods in the long term, Show how the woods should develop over the next thirty years, ... More
    Opened 1 September 2013
  • Consultation on proposals to amend the Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) Regulations 2006

    This is a consultation by the Forestry Commission on proposed changes to the Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) Regulations 2006 (as amended). The changes to the fees are proposed to ensure that we continue to fully recover the cost of providing the inspection service for imported controlled timber products. The fees were last increased in September 2010 and this proposed increase takes into account the continued down-turn in the importation of controlled timber consignments from certain third... More
    Opened 30 September 2013
  • Mardyke Woods: Have Your Say

    The Forestry Commission wants your input on the things you want to see and do at Mardyke Woods in South Ockendon. More
    Opened 15 October 2013
  • Rownhams Wood Forest Plan 2013

    Forest Plans define the long term (sually 50 to 100 years) vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next 10 to 30 years. The Forest Plan sets objectives for the woodland, taking into account requirements from the policy framework, local issues and outcomes from stakeholder consultations. We would like to invite your views on our proposed Forest Plan as part of our stakeholder consultation, which is... More
    Opened 21 October 2013
  • Croft Forest Plan Amendment

    Forest Plans define the long term vision (usually 50 years) for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the forthcoming decades. We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Croft Wood in Herefordshire. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives. More
    Opened 13 November 2013
  • Great Pen Wood Forest Plan 2013

    Forest Plans define the long term (sually 50 to 100 years) vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next 10 to 30 years. The Forest Plan sets objectives for the woodland, taking into account requirements from the policy framework, local issues and outcomes from stakeholder consultations. We would like to invite your views on our proposed Forest Plan as part of our stakeholder consultation, which is... More
    Opened 12 December 2013
  • Basing Wood Forest Plan 2013

    Forest Plans define the long term (sually 50 to 100 years) vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next 10 to 30 years. The Forest Plan sets objectives for the woodland, taking into account requirements from the policy framework, local issues and outcomes from stakeholder consultations. We would like to invite your views on our proposed Forest Plan as part of our stakeholder consultation, which is... More
    Opened 12 December 2013
  • Evidence for grey squirrel policy in England

    As one of the key people / organisations we work with on grey squirrels in England, we are asking for your evidence to help us decide whether we need to evolve Government policy and if so, how. We will publish a summary of the evidence provided in January 2014 and use it to inform a workshop comprising key organisations. Through this workshop and associated work we will generate options for evolving the policy and then appraise them. We will present the options and our recommendation to... More
    Opened 20 December 2013
  • Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean

    Beechenhurst Lodge is one of four recreation sites in the Forest of Dean, this site has a cafe, play area, climbing tower and shop. More
    Opened 24 February 2014
  • Influencing the Future of Forestry: Developing stakeholder engagement in the Public Forest Estate

    Influencing the Future of Forestry The Forestry Commission manages the Public Forest Estate (PFE) for the Government and holds it in trust for the nation. In 2011 the Government signalled an intention to sell off a significant proportion of the PFE and, in response, many community groups and stakeholders campaigned for the PFE to stay in public ownership. The campaign was successful and in January 2013 the Government’s Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement made a number of... More
    Opened 20 March 2014
  • Latchmore Wetland Restoration Project

    The scope of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Latchmore Brook Wetland Restoration in the New Forest. More
    Opened 22 April 2014
  • Watermark Disease

    Consultation on proposal to abolish the Watermark Disease (Local Authorities) Order 1974 (SI 1974 No. 768) This is a consultation by the Forestry Commission on the proposed removal of the Watermark Disease (Local Authorities) Order 1974 (as amended). This consultation is part of the government’s drive to reduce the red tape that surrounds businesses. The Watermark Disease Order is enforced by councils and therefore comes at a cost to taxpayers to maintain. As the disease... More
    Opened 4 June 2014
  • Consultation to revoke the Watermark Disease (Local Authorities) Order 1974 (SI 1974 No. 768)

    The consultation (which took place between 4 June and 24 August 2014) on the future of the Watermark Disease Order was a straight Yes or No vote, with the option of supporting your position with additional information. No alternative option or course of action was proposed in the consultation. Local authorities no longer exercise their statutory powers, and the disease remains present within the wider environment. Scientific opinion is that while eradication is not feasible it is possible to... More
    Opened 4 June 2014
  • Haywood and Castiard Vale Forest Plan

    Forest Plans define the long term vision (usually 50 years) for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the forthcoming decades. We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Haywood and Castiard Vale in Gloucestershire. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of... More
    Opened 12 June 2014
  • Biblins Youth Campsite Feedback

    This survey is to allow Biblins Youth Campsite users to feedback on their visit. Our aim is to ensure that customer satisfaction is achieved at all times. In addition, we wish to gather any thoughts on how the site could be improved in the future. More
    Opened 30 June 2014
  • Woodlands of the Forest of Bere Forest Plan 2014

    Forest Plans define the long term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next 10 to 30 years. The Forest Plan sets objectives for the woodland, taking into account requirements from the policy framework, local issues and outcomes from stakeholder consultations. We would like to invite your views on our proposed Forest Plan as part of our stakeholder consultation, which is being carried out to ensure... More
    Opened 21 July 2014
  • Woodlands of the Hampshire Downs Forest Plan 2014

    Forest Plans define the long term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next 10 to 30 years. The Forest Plan sets objectives for the woodland, taking into account requirements from the policy framework, local issues and outcomes from stakeholder consultations. We would like to invite your views on our proposed Forest Plan as part of our stakeholder consultation, which is being carried out to ensure... More
    Opened 28 July 2014
  • Traffic management at Dalby Forest

    Traffic management at Dalby Forest The Forestry Commission regularly reviews traffic management across the Estate and makes necessary improvements. Traffic management at Dalby Forest has been problematic for various reasons including: Irresponsible parking Traffic flow issues Admission charge non-payment Out of hours access. More
    Opened 28 July 2014
  • Rowberrow Warren 2014-2024

    Forest Plans define the long term vision (usually 50 years) for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the forthcoming decades. We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Rowberrow Warren in Somerset. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives. More
    Opened 3 August 2014
  • Stoke Park Bike Jumps

    A set of unauthorised bike jumps in a run following a hill from top to bottom, of approximately 100m, has been constructed in an area of beech in the central part of the wood. The Forestry Commission, the mountain bike riders and the local residents are currently involved in a discussion about how best to move forward with the situation. This is about to enter a phase of public consultation which will aim to provide a way forward with either removal of the facility OR self external... More
    Opened 15 September 2014
  • Onny Forest Plan

    Forest Plans define the long term vision (usually 50 years) for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the forthcoming decades. We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Onny (including Strefford Wood, Callow Hill, Berry Mill and Saddle Hill) in Shropshire. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to... More
    Opened 26 September 2014
  • High Lodge Multi User Survey

    High Lodge is in the early stages of planning an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the creation of a well surfaced, all-ability, multi-user trail. The trail will explore the landscape features which make up the heritage of High Lodge, with an additional focus on wildlife and trees. The project aims to greatly improve access to the wider forest and provide opportunities for everyone to be involved in discovering more about it's history. More
    Opened 6 October 2014
  • Oversley Forest Plan

    Forest Plans define the long term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next ten years. We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Oversley Wood in Warwickshire. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives. More
    Opened 1 November 2014
  • Communicating about Forest Operations

    Background This consultation focuses on the East England Forest District For a majority of operational activities on the Public Forest Estate communication with the public is essential to promote safety. For large forest work areas that cannot be fenced off, where timber is being harvested for example, signage is erected to warn forest users of the danger and to not enter the work area. However people still stray onto operational sites and disregard the restrictions. Where it is... More
    Opened 17 November 2014
  • Harling Forest Plan Consultation - Closed

    Forest Plans define the long term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next ten years. We invited feedback in December 2014 and January 2015 on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Harling Forest situatued between Thetford and Harling. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives. More
    Opened 16 December 2014
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