Clipstone Forests Plan Consultation

Closed 30 Sep 2022

Opened 17 Aug 2022

Overview

We would like to invite feedback on the proposed Clipstone Forests Plan which comprises of eight woodlands: Sherwood Pines (1,175 ha), Cutts Wood (42 ha), Strawberry Hill (74 ha), Golf Course (83ha), Intake (13 ha), Peafield (97 ha) Garibaldi and Cavendish (102ha) which are dominated by commercial conifer crops.  The Clipstone Forests are situated 7km east of Mansfield and 20km north of Nottingham.

A forest plan defines the long term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and once approved gives permission for all felling and restock operations in the first 10 years and outlined approval for all the medium term operations (10-50 years).

 

Why your views matter

This online questionnaire forms part of a consultation with stakeholders that helps All of our forests and woodlands in this Forest District are certified to the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) licence code FSC-C123214 and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) licence code PEFC/16-40-1001 standards. All Forestry England forests and woods are independently certified as sustainably managed, to continue to benefit future generations.

The forest plan is available to download as a PDF below and can be viewed as part of the questionnaire.

The online consultation will run until 11th September 2022.  Any comments should be submitted through the online survey form before the closing date. Feedback received after the closing date cannot be considered.

What happens next

This online Stakeholder Consultation closes on the 30th September 2022. We will then examine the feedback and where appropriate, incorporate suggestions into the forest plan.

The forest plan will be submitted to the Forestry Commission and placed on the public register to run concurrently with the public consultation. Subject to feedback, approval for the Clipstone Forests Plan will be obtained from Forest Commission who is the regulatory authority for all forestry operation in the UK.

The approved plan will then be made available on the Forestry England's website at www.forestryengland.uk/forest-planning

Audiences

  • Forest visitor
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Wildlife management
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • Central England
  • East & East Midlands

Interests

  • Education and learning
  • Timber, wood products and woodfuel
  • Woodland management
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Forest design plans