Shobdon and Wigmore Forest Plan 2017-2027

Closed 31 Jul 2017

Opened 23 Jun 2017

Feedback Updated 15 Mar 2018

We Asked

Members of the public were invited to the consultation of the draft proposals for the Shobdon and Wigmore Forest Plan to leave feedback to ensure that the plans objectives and proposals were considered and balanced.

You Said

Primarily there was good support for the proposals. including the restoration of PAW sites, although there were concerns raised over definition of PAW sites within the plan area.

Interest in the ecology of the forests and proposals to enhance and improve the ecological value of the forests also featured highly.

We Did

Comments and feedback were incorporated into the Forest Plan where nescessary, prior to submission to Forest Services (FS) for approval. FS had no feedback from their consultation and the plan was approved for implementation on 20th December 2017

Results Updated 15 Mar 2018

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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 organization to leave some feedback on our proposed revision to the Forest Plan for Shobdon and Wigmore that lies within Herefordshire.  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 Plans covering Shobdon and Wigmore have 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 wood.

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 Forest Plan is available to view and download in PDF format on A4 online within the Survey.

This part of the consultation will run for 35 days and will close on: 31st July 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.

Audiences

  • 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
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • South West

Interests

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