Kings Forest Design Plan 2016-2026

Closed 4 Sep 2016

Opened 2 Aug 2016


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 Forest Plan covering Kings. The plan area lies approximately 6 miles northwest of Bury St Edmunds and a similar distance southwest of Thetford. The whole plan area lies wthin the county of suffolk and is within the administrative boundaries of St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils.This online questionnaire forms part of a consultation with stakeholders that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.


Why We Are Consulting

It is 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.

The online consultation will run until the 30th August 2016.

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 30th August 2016.  We will then examine the feedback and where possible, incorporate suggestions into the Forest Plan.

The Forest Plan will then be submitted 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 September 2016.



  • 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
  • Forest design plans