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Forestry Commission: Property Development

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 142365, tabled on 9 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will set out all land owned by the Forestry Commission where development has been granted for holiday centres or associated tourist developments.

Answered on

17 May 2018

Listed below are the sites on land managed by the Forestry Commission where there have been the most significant visitor developments. Many of these are long standing and where required the necessary planning consents are in place. The sites where planning permission has been granted and work has not started or is in progress are noted.

Forestry Commission Visitor Centres

Alice Holt Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bolderwood Car Park and Visitor Site

Cannock Chase Forest

Dalby Forest

Delamere Forest – consent granted - redevelopment pending

Fineshade Wood


Haldon Forest Park – consent granted - redevelopment pending

Hamsterley Forest

Hicks Lodge

High Lodge Thetford Forest

Kielder Castle Visitor Centre

Kielder Water and Forest Park

Moors Valley Country Park

Rosliston Forest

Sherwood Pines

Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields

Wendover - consent granted – redevelopment underway



Westonbirt Arboretum

Forest Holidays Cabin Sites

Keldy, North Yorkshire

Cropton, North Yorkshire

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire

Forest of Dean

Deerpark, Cornwall

Delamere Forest - Consent granted - development pending

Camping in the Forest Campsites

Hollands Wood, New Forest

Aldridge Hill, New Forest

Ashurst, New Forest

Denny Wood, New Forest

Holmsley, New Forest

Longbeech, New Forest

Matley Wood, New Forest

Ocknell, New Forest

Roundhill, New Forest

Setthorns, New Forest

Postern Hill, Savernake

Bracelands, Forest of Dean

Christchurch, Forest of Dean

Sherwood Forest – under development

Third Party Developments (not listed above)

Matlock, cabin site

Rosliston, cabin development with Local Authority

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