New Forest Inclosures Forest Design Plan 2016

Closed 4 Jul 2016

Opened 11 Apr 2016

Results expected 25 Jul 2016

Feedback expected 29 Aug 2016

Overview

Forest Plans define the long term (usually 50 to 100 years) vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how management will move towards achieving this vision over the next 10 to 30 years.

The Forest Plan sets objectives for the woodland, taking into account requirements from the policy framework, local issues and outcomes from stakeholder consultations.

The document and maps will be available to download from 11th April for 12 weeks.

Here you will find a summary of the Forest Design Plan, a full Introduction and individal plans for individual blocks of Inclosures.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting to listen to your views on how we have balanced the objectives of the Plan.

Please consider the Plan, thinking about how suitable the proposals are for the Inclosures, why they are good for the New Forest and what difficulties may arise in delivering them.

Please feedback your views to john.stride@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

We will use the feedback received to refine the proposal before it is sent to regulatory agencies for approval.

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.

Audiences

  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Consumers
  • 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
  • South England
  • South East & London

Interests

  • Grants and licences
  • Woodland management
  • Forest design plans