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Long-term management of open habitats on Wootton Ridge


After an intensive two-stage public consultation process spanning 2023 and early 2024, the collective landowners of the picturesque Wootton Ridge have unveiled a 10-year management plan that aims to strike a harmonious balance between preserving the area's ecological splendour and accommodating the recreational needs of the local community. This comprehensive management plan encompasses the ridge's cherished open spaces, including the breath taking Wootton Courtenay, Hopcott Common, Alcombe Common, and Grabbist Hill.
The finalised management plan is a testament to the landowners' dedication to safeguarding Wootton Ridge's natural heritage for generations to come. By actively soliciting and incorporating feedback from a diverse array of stakeholders – including local residents, conservation groups, recreational organisations, and subject matter experts – the plan seamlessly integrates ecological preservation, sustainable recreation, and public involvement.
Accompanying the management plan is a comprehensive report detailing the findings of the second stage of public consultation, which played a pivotal role in shaping the final management plan. This report, offers a wealth of feedback from participants, providing a transparent account of the community's diverse perspectives and priorities.
Please Click Here to download the full management plan Please Click Here to download the second stage report