Didlington Forest Design Plan 2017-2027

Closed 30 Mar 2017

Opened 2 Mar 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 feedback on the proposed Forest Plan covering Didlington Forest. The plan area is situated north of Mundford and within the five parishes of Ickburgh, Didlington, Northwold, Cranwich and Foulden.

This online questionnaire forms part of a consultation with stakeholders that helps to ensure that we achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

 

Why We Are Consulting

It is a requirement that all Forestry Commission woodlands are managed to the high standards needed to meet the UK Woodland Assurance Standard that in turn ensures 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.

The online consultation will run until the 30th 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.

 

What Happens Next

This online Stakeholder Consultation closes on the 30th March 2017.  We will then examine the feedback and where possible, incorporate suggestions into the Forest Plan.

The Forest Plan will be submitted to Forest Services, the regulatory arm of the Forestry Commission, and placed on the public register to run concurrently with the public consultation. Following these consultations approval will be obtained from Forest Services.

The approved plan will be made available on the Forest Plans East England web page in April 2017.

 

Audiences

  • Landowner / manager
  • Local community member
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • 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
  • Media
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • East England

Interests

  • Woodland management
  • Forest design plans