St Helens Forest Plan Consultation 2017

Closed 3 Mar 2017

Opened 31 Jan 2017

Overview

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 St Helens Forest Plan which include Sutton Manor, Wheatacre, Whiston, Maypole, Upper Moss Side, Brickfield and Red Quarry and lie within the Bold Forest Park and Mersey Forest.  This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.balance of objectives.

 

Why We Are Consulting

The Plan for St Helens woodlands is a new Forest Plan and we are therefore asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in the new Forest Plan.

It is also 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 draft Forest Plan is available to download below in PDF format.

This part of the consultation will run until 3rd March 2017.

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.

The Plan for St Helens woodlands is a new Forest Plan and we are therefore asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in the new Forest Plan.

What Happens Next

The online 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.

The final plan will published on the Forestry Commission website.

Audiences

  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forest visitor
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Sports group
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • Central England
  • North West & West Midlands

Interests

  • Forest design plans