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Forest Design Plans

The aim of this booklet is to:

  • Provide a process for Forestry Commission staff to follow when producing forest design plans, when renewing them every 10 years and when implementing them to meet:
    • Forestry Commission policy
    • The United Kingdom Forestry Standard (UKFS)
    • The United Kingdom (UKFG) Forestry Guidelines and
    • The United Kingdom Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS)
  • Act as a gateway to current guidance on different aspects of forest design planning.
  • Provide an audit mechanism for monitoring implementation.