Bourne Wood and Crooksbury Common Forest Plan

Closed 22 Aug 2016

Opened 15 Jul 2016

Feedback expected 26 Sep 2016

Results Updated 26 Aug 2016

Many thanks for commenting on the Forest Plan for Bourne Wood and Crooksbury Common.

Following feedback we have now included reference to Biodiversity Opportunity Areas and several species of priority invertebrates and how future forest management will aim to benefit them.

The plan will now be submitted to Forest Services (the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission) for approval where it will be put onto the public register for grant schems and felling applications. This will also be a further chance to comment. A link to the register can found here - https://www.eforestry.gov.uk/glade/public_register_publicRegisterMap.do    

Overview

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 revision to the Forest Plan covering Bourne Wood & Crooksbury Common, in Surrey. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

 

Why We Are Consulting

The Forest Plan for Bourne Wood and Crooksbury Common is currently being revised. We are therefore asking for your feedback on the the management proposals and the objectives in the plan.  

It is a requirement that all Forestry Commission woodlands are managed in line with the UK Woodland Assurance Standard certification scheme. This helps to fufill our objectives as sustainable land managers within the wider Public Forest Estate.  

The Forest Plan is available to download below in PDF format on A3 or alternatively viewable online within the Survey.

This part of the consultation will run until the 22nd August 2016

 

What Happens Next

Once this online Stakeholder Consultation has closed, we will examine the feedback and where possible, will incorporate suggestions into the Forest Plan.

We will then submit the Forest Plan to Forest Services, the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission, for any further consultation required prior to approval.

Audiences

  • Landowner / manager
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Wildlife management
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • South England

Interests

  • Recreation
  • Timber, wood products and woodfuel
  • Grants and licences
  • Woodland management
  • Wildlife management
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Forest design plans