Frith and Conigree Forest Plan

Closed 28 May 2021

Opened 20 Apr 2021

Feedback updated 15 Jun 2021

We asked

The external consultation for the Frith and Conigree forest plan was open for five weeks in April / May 2021. Posters were put up at entrances to both woods, directing people to an online survey.

You said

There were 90 responses to the survey, mostly from walkers / forest users and neighbours, with comments from a footpath officer and a Scout leader, and representatives of the Conigree freeholder, Malvern Hills AONB, Ledbury Town Council and Sustainable Ledbury.

82% of respondents said that the forest plan addresses their needs and interests (or those of their organisation) ‘very well’ or ‘well’, with plenty of positive feedback.

We did

More detail about the responses is provided in the results section of the consultation below.

Results updated 15 Jun 2021

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Overview

The Forest Plan for Frith and Conigree Woods, near Ledbury in Herefordshire, is due for renewal.

Forest Plans define our long-term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands, and set out how our 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, which is available to download below in PDF format.

 

Why we are consulting

As part of the forest planning process, we carry out consultation with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure that the objectives of the plan are balanced appropriately, and to meet the requirements of the UK Woodland Assurance Standard, through which our woodlands are accredited.

This online consultation will be available until Friday 28th May 2021.

We will summarise the feedback and our responses by mid-June in the 'We asked, You said, We did' area. Your comments will be anonymous - you can choose to leave your name, but we won't include it in our summary.

 

What happens next

Once this online Stakeholder Consultation has closed, we will examine the feedback and where appropriate, will incorporate suggestions into the Forest Plan. We will summarise the feedback on the 'We asked, You said, We did' page.

We will then submit the Forest Plan to the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission for approval.

Audiences

  • Local community member
  • Forest visitor
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity

Interests

  • Forest design plans