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Management and consultation

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Management plans

Both reserves have ten year management plans; these are in a new format to make it more straight forward for both staff and members of the public to read and understand them. The Stoke Common plan runs between 2008 and 2018 and the Burnham Beeches plan between 2010 and 2020.

The plans detail the main projects which will be carried out over their ten year lives and the work programmes that staff will follow to achieve our goals.  In addition, the Burnham Beeches plan also looks to the longer term and includes the 500 year vision for the site. To save paper and the environment, we have only printed a few copies some of which are available from local libraries.  We encourage people to download a copy from the links below:

Download the Burnham Beeches management plan 2010 - 2020 (2.8mb)

Download the Stoke Common Management Plan (964kb)

Management plan consultation

Each plan involved public consultation exercises and took over a year to produce:

For Stoke Common several well attended consultation evenings were held at Stoke Poges and Fulmer to explain the proposals for the site.

At Burnham Beeches, nearly 800 people came and looked at the displays and gave us their thoughts. They also had a chance to view the vision of Burnham Beeches in 500 years’ time - this being the time it will take for the new pollards being created today to reach the same quality as the ancient ones that are here now. The City of London staff were pleased to see that 95% of visitors agreed with this vision of Burnham Beeches in the future. The data collected was sent away for independent analysis and used to compile the report below.

View the results of the public consultation (1.3mb) about the Burnham Beeches management plan.

Burnham Beeches Consultation Group

The Burnham Beeches Consultation Group meets three times per year. Members of the group include people from the local community, representatives of closely associated organisations and local authorities, organisations with a statutory involvement in the management of the site and Officers and Members of the City of London. The aim of the group is to help to implement the site management plan to the benefit of visitors, wildlife and the wider environment. Site users are also consulted on specific issues as they arise.​

13 April 2012
Last Modified:
29 September 2017