Eastridge, Shelve and Lodgehill FP 2018-2028

Closed 20 Apr 2018

Opened 16 Mar 2018


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 rewrite of the Forest Plan covering Black Marsh, Shelve,  Buxton, Eastridge, Gittinshay (Brooks Coppice), Westcott (Huglith) and Lodge Hill in Shropshire.  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 Eastridge that covers Eastridge, Huglith (Westcott) and Brooks Coppice (Gittinshay) has come up for renewal, and the opportunity has been taken to amalgamate this plan with the adjacent plans for Shelve (covering Buxton, Shelve and Black Marsh) and the plan for Lodge Hill.  We are therefore asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in this amalgamation of the existing Forest Plans for these woods.

It is also a requirement that all Forestry Commission woodlands are managed to the high standards needed to meet the UK Woodland Assurance Standard that in turn ensure sustainable forest management certification of the Public Forest Estate is maintained.

Several documents are available to download below and please note most are produced on A3, but should be scalable to print on A4 if needed. Note that if printing at A4 maps will not be to stated scales.

This part of the consultation will run for 36 days.

STARTING:- Friday 16th March 2018

ENDING:-Friday 20th April 2018.

Any comments should be submitted through the online survey form before the closing date.

Feedback received after the closing date may not be able to be considered.


  • Local community member
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Sports group
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • West England
  • South West


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