Isle of Wight Forest Plan

Closed 28 Apr 2017

Opened 17 Mar 2017

Feedback expected 2 Jun 2017

Results Updated 24 Jul 2017

Thank you for taking the time to take part in the consultation process.

We have now finished collating your feedback and suggestions and the document has been updated.

All comments have been passed to the appropriate teams. The majority of feedback received concerned the provision of recreation on the island and at this time the forest plan’s primary focus is on the silvicultural aspects of the woodlands. A recreation strategy for the island is currently being discussed. After reviewing responses it was deemed that no major changes were needed.

The process has now moved to its 3rd stage where it is placed upon the public register of new grants and felling, this represents a further opportunity to comment using the link below. This will be available until Monday 18th August.


If you would like to know more do please get in touch,


William Stafford

Planning Forester

Forestry Commission

South England Forest District

The Queens House


Hants, S043 7NH

+44 (0)3000 674623 (direct)

+44 (0)3000 674600 (switchboard)

+44 (0)7799582275 (mobile)



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 on the Isle of Wight. 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 Isle of Wight woodlands is currently 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 fufill our objectives as sustainable land managers within the wider Public Forest Estate.  

The Forest Plan is available to download below in PDF format or alternatively viewable online within the Survey.

This part of the consultation will run until 28th April 2017.



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.


  • All Areas


  • Landowner / manager
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Wildlife management
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • South England


  • Recreation
  • Timber, wood products and woodfuel
  • Grants and licences
  • Woodland management
  • Wildlife management
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Forest design plans