The Forestry Commission has had a number of applications to consider since 2000 to plant and remove woodland that have required a full Environmental Impact Assessment to be completed culminating in an Environmental Statement.
The following statements have been granted Forestry Commission consent under the The Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (Forestry) (England & Wales) 1999
The Forestry Commission granted consent to the RSPB to convert areas of woodland at Broadwater Warren, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to a mosaic of open native habitats and woodland, subject to conditions, on 4th December 2009.
Full details of this decision can be found in the following document:
Farnham Heath (EIA 019900047)
The Forestry Commission granted consent to the RSPB to convert the former Tilford Woods, nr Farnham, Surrey to a mosaic of open native habitats subject to conditions, on 20 September 2004.
Full details of this decision, can be found in the following document:
EIA Consent 20 Sept 2004 (summary) (pdf:149kb)
Enforcement Notice issued 18 May 2007
During the implementation of phase three of the heathland restoration programme an area which had been identified to be retained as woodland was felled in error. Following careful consideration of the circumstances the FC issued the Enforcement Notice to have the area replanted and to retain further areas proposed for clearance in the original consent issued by the Forestry Commission. Details of the notice can be viewed by following the link Farnham Heath EIA - Enforcement Notice 18 May 2007
A proposal to plant a significant area of woodland within 147 hectares of Jeskyns Farm, Kent was consented by the Forestry Commission on 21 July 2006.
To view Jeskyns published decision please see: Jeskyns Environmental Statement page on our website.
The Forestry Commission granted consent to Elmbridge Borough Council for the restoration of 22.5 hectares of mixed woodland to heathland on Fairmill, Esher and Oxshott Commons in early 2006.
This programme of heathland restoration works was encouraged by Natural England to safeguard and protect the Site of Special Scientific Interest for the species for which it was designated in 1953. The programme of work will over time bring the area back into favourable condition for the rare plants and animals that require the open habitat to survive on the common.
Full details of this decision, can be found in the following document: Esher Commons Final Decision PDF 2.2MB)
Foxbury Plantation, in the New Forest (EIA 019900262)
The National Trust bought Foxbury Plantation, near West Wellow, in Hampshire and sought consent to convert approximately two thirds of the woodland to a mosaic of open native habitats. The Forestry Commission granted consent subject to conditions on 2 February 2007.
Full details of this decision, can be found in the following documents: