Hopton Kinsley and Purslow FP 2018-2028

Closed 26 Nov 2018

Opened 26 Oct 2018

Feedback updated 28 Jan 2019

We asked

We asked people to leave some feedback on the newly drafted Forest Plan that saw three Plans being amalgamated to cover Kinsley, Bucknell, Bucknell Wood, Bedstone Hill, Hopton, Well Wood and Purslow.

This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

You said

Overall there was positive support for proposals within the new Forest Plan.  There was concern over horseriding and cycling, and the adequate provision of facilities for horse riding.

Interest in the ecology of the forests and proposals also featured highly.

We did

Comments and feedback were incorporated into the Forest Plan where necessary prior to sumission to Forest Services (FS) for approval.  Concerns over recreational provisons along with ecological interest were fed to the Recreation team and Operational Managers for their consideration.

25/01/19 forest Plan has now been submitted for approval to forest Services.

Results updated 22 Jan 2019



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 you or your organisation to leave some feedback on our proposed rewrite of the Forest Plan covering Kinsley, Bucknell, Bucknell Wood, Bedstone Hill, Hopton, Well Wood and Purslow  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 Forest Plan for Hopton that covers Hopton, Well Wood and Purslow has come up for renewal, and the opportunity has been taken to amalgamate this plan with the adjacent plans for Bucknell and Kinsley.  We are therefore asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in this amalgamation of the existing Forest Plans.

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 produced on A3, but should be scalable to print on A4 if needed. Note that if printing at A4 maps will not be to stated scales.

This part of the consultation will run for 31 days.

STARTING:- Friday 26th October 2018

ENDING:- Monday 26th November 2018.

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.


  • 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
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • West England
  • South West


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