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Best Practice

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To help guide new National Forest schemes it is important that developers and development control officers are aware of current best practice from within The National Forest area. This section gives brief details of several schemes which can act as reference points and sources of experience to draw upon. For more detailed information on specific schemes contact names are also listed.

The case studies highlight a range of types of Planning Agreements that can be used to secure Forest planning obligations. These include:

  • Section 106 Agreements
  • Planning Conditions
  • Voluntary Agreements
  • Management Agreements

An issues to watch section highlights a number of issues that have emerged in the light of experience so far. These are factors to learn from, and in some instances avoid, when drawing up future National Forest schemes.


Contact us


Philip Metcalfe, Green Infrastructure and Planning Officer

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National Forest Company
Enterprise Glade
Bath Yard
DE12 6BA
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1283 551211

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