South Hampshire Forest Plan 2018 - 2028

Closed 23 Dec 2018

Opened 19 Nov 2018

Results expected 31 Jan 2019

Feedback expected 28 Feb 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 revision to the Forest Plan covering the Forestry Commission managed woodlands around Southampton. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

Why we are consulting

The Forest Plan for the Forestry Commission woodlands around Southampton being revised. We are therefore asking for your feedback on the the management proposals and the objectives in the plan. It is a requirement that all Forestry Commission woodlands are managed in line with the UK Woodland Assurance Standard certification scheme. This helps to fulfill our objectives as sustainable land managers within the wider Public Forest Estate. The Forest Plan is available to download below in PDF format.

What happens next

Once this online Stakeholder Consultation has closed, we will examine 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.


  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forest visitor
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production


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