Haywood and Castiard Vale Forest Plan

Closed 11 Jul 2014

Opened 12 Jun 2014


Forest Plans define the long term vision (usually 50 years) for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the forthcoming decades.

We would like to invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed amendment to the Forest Plan covering Haywood and Castiard Vale in Gloucestershire.  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 Castiard Vale (Flaxley, Welshbury and Chestnuts Wood) has come up for renewal, and the opportunity has been taken to amalgamate this plan with the adjacent plan for Haywood and Edgehills.  We are therefore asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in this rewrite and 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 on A3.

This part of the consultation will run for 28 days from Thursday 12th June to Friday 11th July 2014.

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

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

What happens next

The online Stakeholder Consultation has now closed.  We are 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.


  • 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


  • Woodland management