Greater Manchester Forest Plan

Closed 26 Sep 2020

Opened 18 Aug 2020


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 Greater Manchester Forest Plan. The Greater Manchester Forest Plan (FP) summarises proposals by Forestry England for the management of 13 woodlands - Horrocks; Meadowfeild; Jubilee Wood, Belfield Wood, Roch Wood; Hurst Wood; Waterdale; Drinkwater; Forest Bank; Clifton Hill; Silverdale; Robin Hood Wood; Moston Vale which lie within the Manchester, Bolton and Rochdale.

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

Why your views matter

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.

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

The online consultation will run until 25th Spetember 2020.  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 25th September 2020. 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


  • North West & West Midlands


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