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
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.
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.