Better Management Plans, Faster Approvals Workshops

The Institute of Chartered Foresters         Forestry Commission England

As part of the Rural Development Programme for England 2014-2020, the new Countryside Stewardship scheme will offer grants to help landowners, farmers and foresters improve our environment and countryside. During the course of the scheme it is expected that 10,000 hectares of new woodland will be created – with £85 million set aside to support projects in 2016 alone.

During November, ICF will host a series of workshops in partnership with Forestry Commission England (FCE), introducing the new scheme and guiding participants through the application requirements, including the management plan and felling licences.

  • Update on Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2014-2020
  • How to deliver a sustainable and UKFS-compliant management plan
  • Inside track on FCE requirements for a faster approval
  • Case studies, practical insights, and demonstrations
  • Live ‘Application Surgery’ with Forestry Commission Area Officers
  • Valuable for forestry practitioners, agents and woodland owners

Dates and Locations

This workshop will take place at a number of locations across England in November:

16 November: Hilton Pukrup Hall, Pukrup Lane, Pukrup, Tewkesbury, Goucestershire, GL20 6EL

17 November: Hayloft, Ashton Court, Bristol, BS41 9JN CANCELLED

18 November: Hilton Avisford Park, Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0LS

20 November: Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XS

23 November: Hilton Newbury Centre Hotel, Pinchington Lane, Newbury RG14 7HL

24 November: Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BT

26 November: Fera Science Ltd. (Fera) Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ

27 November: Brockholes, Preston New Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG

Contact Us

For further information about the ICF/FCE Better Management Plans, Faster Approvals Workshop, please contact ICF Policy & Development Officer, Alex McAuley.


Phone: 0117 916 6426

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