Market Rasen Woodlands Forest Plan 2024 Consultation

Closed 8 May 2024

Opened 8 Apr 2024


We would like to invite feedback on the proposed Market Rasen Woodlands Forest Plan.

The Market Rasen Woodlands Forest Plan area totals 960.1ha and comprises the woods of Osgodby, Usselby, Middle Rasen, Walesby Moor, Walesby, Willingham, Dog Kennel, Legsby, Eleanor and Lynwode. These form a semi-continuous arc around the town of Market Rasen in West Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

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.

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 questionnaire.

The online consultation will run until 8th May 2024. Any comments should be submitted through the online survey form before the closing date. Feedback received after the closing date cannot be considered.

What happens next

This online Stakeholder Consultation closes on the 8th May 2024. We will then examine the feedback and, where appropriate, 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


  • Forest visitor
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Wildlife management
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • Central England
  • East & East Midlands


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