Fineshade Forest Plan Consultation 2019

Closed 8 Nov 2019

Opened 4 Oct 2019

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 feedback on the proposed Fineshade Forest Plan. The Fineshade Forest Plan (FP) summarises proposals by Forestry England for the management of Fineshade Woods (499ha), Wakerley Woods (261ha) and Southwick Woods (390ha) in Northamptonshire. 

This online questionnaire forms part of a consultation with stakeholders that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

Why We Are Consulting

It is a requirement that all Forestry England woodlands are managed to the high standards needed to meet the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). All Forestry England’s forests and woods are independently certified as sustainably managed, to continue to benefit future generations.

 

UK Woodland Assurance Standard that in turn ensures sustainable forest management certification of the Public Forest Estate is maintained.

The forest plan is available to download as a PDF below or alternatively viewable online within the Survey. There is also a hard copy which can be viewed at the Fineshade Visitor centre, Corby and Stamford reference libraries.

The online consultation will run until the 8th November 2019. Any comments should be submitted through the online survey form before the closing date. Feedback received after the closing date can not be considered.

What Happens Next

This online Stakeholder Consultation closes on the 8th Novemeber 2019. We will then examine the feedback and where possible, incorporate suggestions into the forest plan.

The forest plan will be submitted to the Forest Services, the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission, and placed on the public register to run concurrently with the public consultation. Subject to feedback approval will be obtained from Forest Services.

The approved plan will be made available on the Forestry England's website at www.forestryengland.uk

Audiences

  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Consumers
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Sports group
  • Commercial business
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Media
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • Central England
  • East & East Midlands

Interests

  • Timber, wood products and woodfuel
  • Woodland management
  • Forest design plans