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Chilterns Enterprise Gateway

The Chilterns Enterprise Gateway has a primary objective of fostering the furniture making skills of the Chilterns to promote the use of local timber resources.  The establishment of the Chilterns Enterprise Gateway building in Buckinghamshire will significantly contribute to the success and growth of small and start-up businesses in the furniture industry. The Chilterns has been home to traditional woodworking for over 300 years and the Gateway building will provide future business opportunities, by offering flexible workspace and business

Contributes to RFF outcome 6, 10  and 12
Partners: SEEDA, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Rycotewood College.

Anderwood Cottages

A house building project in the New Forest  run by Forest Enterprise, used locally sourced timber to build a pair of semi-detached environmentally friendly houses for use by commoners, specifically Agisters or other Forest workers.  The plans for the buildings are available to be downloaded and used by anyone interested in building houses to the same specification.Pigs grazing outside the Anderwood Cottages, New Forest, Hampshire

Contributes to RFF outcomes 6, 10, 11 and 12
Partners: Forest Enterprise.
Timber champion

Contributes to RFF outcomes 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12
Partners: English Woodlands Timber, SEEDA.

Timber Build Network
For information on the Timber Build Network, see the framework document.


Natural Light Partnership
The Natural Light Partnership has recognised that getting renewable energy projects off the ground can be a very onerous task, and is working to simplify the process so that the capacity for renewable energy generation in the South East is increased.  An initial study in Petersfield will look at how a single market town could fulfil its own energy requirements using local renewable resources including biomass from woodlands. The results should offer a range of small- and micro-options which can be applied to a variety of towns across Hampshire and the surrounding counties.

Contributes to outcome 6
Partners: Chichester District Council, East Hampshire District Council, East Hants AONB, Forestry Commission, Hampshire County Council, Petersfield Town Council, Sussex Downs Conservation Board, West Sussex County Council.

West Dean Woodfuel Boiler
For information on woodfuel at West Dean Estate, see the framework document

TourismGo Ape. Flying high over the forest on a zip wire.

At Moors Valley Country Park in the New Forest, the Go-Ape! assault course is popular with adults and children alike.  Consisting of a network of rope bridges, trapezes and death slides that stretches for roughly a mile through the tree canopy, the attraction has won the National Farmer’s Union Rural Tourist Attraction of the Year award.

Contributes to outcome 7
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For information on the Wilderness Wood, see the framework document

Last updated: 24th June 2017
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