This section allows you to set out the design of the project. Information is required on
- Key aims and objectives
- The type of woodland to be created
- Any other aspects of the site itself
Projects should indicate any links to woodland creation grants and submit their woodland grant application to the certification body where one exists.
Projects should also provide maps of the site boundary and planting plans as a pdf. The map forms an important part of the application and registration process for a WCC project. It is a publicly viewable document enabling potential carbon buyers as well as the certifying bodies to locate your project and identify the different elements within it. The following indicates the minimum standards for a boundary / planting map:
- Base map: Ideally this should be an Ordnance Survey map, but other formats such as survey maps are acceptable, provided they accurately show features such as roads, boundaries, woodlands, watercourses etc. Depending on the size of your project, you can use any appropriate scale of base map.
- Name of project: Your map should be labelled with the same name that you are using on the Markit Registry and on your PDD.
- Outline: The outer boundary of your project should be marked in a solid red line. The inner side of this line should be marked with a highlighter (of any colour).
- Sections/Sub-Compartments: You have the option of dividing your project into sections to complete your carbon calculation. Typically, these might be divided on the basis of planting mix, spacing or site type. These should be marked clearly on the map with a dotted red line and labelled with the corresponding section numbers.
- Grid reference: Your map should be labelled with a six figure National Grid reference, clearly marked with a cross, somewhere within the boundary of the wood, ideally near the centre. This should be the same Grid Reference you use in other documentation.
- Scale: The map should show the scale of the original base map.
- Legend: If you choose to show additional features on your map, these must be accompanied by a clear legend.
- Access point: Please indicate the most suitable access point with the label “Access”.
NOTE: The woodland boundary and planting map shall be uploaded to the UK Woodland Carbon Registry and will be made publicly available.