Harling Forest Plan Consultation - Closed

Closed 13 Jan 2015

Opened 16 Dec 2014

Results expected 20 Jan 2015

Feedback expected 27 Feb 2015


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 invited feedback in December 2014 and January 2015 on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Harling Forest situatued between Thetford and Harling.  This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.


Why your views matter

The Plan for Harling Forest came up for renewal and we asked for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in this rewrite for this wood.

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.

The Forest Plan is available to download below in PDF format on A3 or alternatively viewable online within the Survey.

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This part of the consultation will run until the 13th of January 2015.

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.


What happens next

This online Stakeholder Consultation closed on the 13th of January 2015.  We are now examining the feedback and where possible, will incorporate suggestions into the Forest Plan.

We will then submit the Forest Plan to Forest Services, the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission, for any further consultation required prior to approval.

The approved plan will be made available on the Forest Plans East England web page in February 2015.



  • Landowner / manager
  • 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
  • Commercial business
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Media
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia


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