First World War Centenary Wood

The Woodland Trust’s First World War Centenary Wood for England

Langley Vale, Surrey

PlanSurv successfully secured approval for the paths, access, sculpture and car parking associated with the Woodland Trust’s 259 hectare, First World War Centenary Wood for England. The hybrid application site covered three local planning authorities and is located in the Green Belt, on the edge of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and can be viewed from the Queen’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse.

PlanSurv worked closely with Mole Valley District Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Epsom, Ewell Borough Council and Surrey County Council to secure committee level approval for the proposed works in all three administrative areas.

PlanSurv’s planning expertise, coupled with the skills of the project team, means the Woodland Trust can now provide public access to its living memorial to the sacrifices made during the First World War, while communicating its vision of a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.

For more information, contact Michael Hendry at PlanSurv.