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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum Forest Design Plan

Forest Design Plans define the long term land management for a woodland or a collection of woodlands, and in this case arboretum, and set out how this land management will move towards achieving our stated 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 Design Plan covering Westonbirt, The National Arboretum from 2021 to 2030. This forms part of our consultation with stakeholders, that helps to ensure that we continue to achieve an appropriate balance of objectives.

We are asking for your feedback to ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in this renewed plan the arboretumAlthough it should be said that there is little change outlined in this is a higher level document in terms of overall land management, and further detail is covered in our many specific management plans and policies.

It is a requirement that all Forestry England 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 Design Plan is available to download below in PDF format.

This part of the consultation will run until 31 May 2021.

Any comments should be submitted by email to us before the closing date. Feedback received after the closing date may not be able to be considered.

Once the consultation period has ended we will examine the feedback and where possible, will incorporate suggestions into the Forest Design Plan.

We will then submit the Forest Plan to Forest Services, the regulatory arm of the Forestry England, for any further consultation required prior to approval.

The final plan will published on the Forestry England website.