WYRE Forest and NNR management plan

Closed 22 Aug 2016

Opened 8 Jul 2016

Feedback updated 15 Sep 2016

We asked

All of the land covered by this management plan is now jointly managed by Natural England and the Forestry Commission– this ten year plan represents the first phase of this new partnership and a new and exciting phase in the history of the forest.

The public were asked to comment on this new plan

You said

The majority of responses were broadly positive and welcomed this new approach to the management of the Wyre Forest.

Common features raised ranged from those to do with how Wyre Forest is used for recreation and the pressures it brings to the Forest to querries over habitat proposals outlined in the plan through to economics of the plan and resources required to make it happen.

We did

Forestry Commission and Natural England have discussed the responses and amended the plan where appropriate.  The Forestry Commission are also begining a process of drawing up a recreational strategy for the Wyre although at the time of writing this the completion date is unknown.

Results updated 15 Sep 2016

Overall we had 20 responses to this consultation.  The documents below give a summary of what people found to be of high significance through to very insignificant.  whilst 40% of people agreed that the plan achieved a balance of social / economic and Environmental needs 50% of people thought it did not and 9% gave no answer.

Personal information has been removed and the answers given reflect the nature to the responses given.



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 WYRE FOREST. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.


Why your views matter

The Plan for Wyre Forest has come up for renewal. We are therefore asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in this rewrite for this woodland.

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 on A4 or alternatively viewable alongside the consultation questions.

This part of the consultation will run for 43 days from 11th July 2016 and closing on: 22nd August 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.


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.


  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forest visitor
  • 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
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia


  • Volunteering, skills and careers
  • Woodland management
  • Wildlife management
  • Forest design plans