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Chris Wait & Associates

Laid Hedgerow

Chris Wait and Associates (CWA) is a private consultancy company specialising in woodland creation with over 20 years of experience in designing and managing new and existing woodland. CWA have helped developers and landowners from the private and public sector to create and develop over 1000 hectares of new multi-functional woodlands within the National Forest.

Calling on a range of specialist skills which include foresters, rural planning specialists, soil scientists, landscape architects and ecologists, CWA are able to address a wide range of issues facing potential developers and woodland and open space managers. Whether it is creating or managing woodland, open water or wetlands, hard landscaping, access provision, path and new forest road construction or restoring brown field sites we have the knowledge, the skills and contacts.

CWA offer the following range of services:

  • Comprehensive pre-working surveys and reports to assess environmental constraints, stakeholder interest and site capability. We use GPS and GIS supported survey systems to produce high quality plans and maps.
  • Consultation and negotiation with statutory bodies in relation to all landscape and environmental issues and applications as necessary.
  • Design and preparation of landscaping proposals with full budgetary analysis and review of grant aid and or other funding opportunities.
  • Evaluation of existing woodland, forestry or landscape resources with provision of reports, management plans and strategic advice.
  • Full project management service including preparation of specifications, tendering procedures, risk assessment and contractor management.
  • Advice on land aquisition for woodland ownership, landscaping or new woodland development. Timber harvesting and sales opportunities.
  • For developers who want a single point of contact for proposal development we also provide a design and build offer for all landscape works.


Chris Wait & Associates
2 Windsor Place
Nr. Minsterley

Tel: 01743 792703


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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