Robin and Repton Forest Plan Consultation

Closed 31 Oct 2016

Opened 26 Sep 2016

Overview

The Robin and Repton Forest Plan (FP) summaries proposals by the Forestry Commission for the management of five woodlands, Robin Wood (98.1ha), Repton Shrubs (83.4ha), Hartshorne Wood (31.7ha), Poppy Wood (26.6ha) and Stanton by Bridge Woodland (19.2ha) which lie in The National Forest, South Derbyshire.  The plan area of 259ha lies between 10km south of Derby, 7km east of Burton on Trent and have easy access from both the M1 and A38.

The key objectives will be to continue to grow commercial crops on a sustainable basis, diversify the forest structure through harvesting operations, conserve ancient woodland features, increase the number of deadwood habitat and Trees of Special interest, improve the value of the woodlands for butterflies and visitors.

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in the new Forest Plan and if anyone has any data sets associated to these woodlands which we need to take into account prior to submission for approval, this is the opportunity.

It is also a requirement that all Forestry Commission woodlands are managed to the high standards needed to meet the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) 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 A4 or alternatively viewable online within the Survey.

This part of the consultation will run for 5 weeks until 31 October 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.

Please select the Related Documants links below to read read the documantation and view the maps in this Forest Plan. 

 

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
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Wildlife management
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Central England
  • North West & West Midlands

Interests

  • Forest design plans