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Time frame for proposals

Indicative time scales for the proposals

The below information sets out indicative time scales for the proposals, taking into account the need for discussions with stakeholders and communities, formal consultation and approval processes, funding application windows and the seasonal nature of the work.

Ongoing management

  • Cutting and baling heather (in appropriate season): 2019 onwards.
       
  • Controlled burning (in appropriate season): 2019 onwards.
       
  • Bracken spraying (in appropriate season): 2019 onwards.
       
  • Tree and scrub management (in appropriate season): 2019 onwards.

Reintroduction of conservation grazing

Pilot scheme at Moors Gorse

  • Implement pilot grazing scheme at Moors Gorse 2021 (delayed due to Pandemic)
       
  • Evaluation of pilot: 2022 to 2023
       
  • Continuation of grazing at Moors Gorse: 2021 onwards.

Potential grazing at Brindley Heath

  • Develop grazing scheme for Brindley Heath in consultation with stakeholders: 2022 to 2023
       
  • Formal consultation and approval process for Brindley scheme: 2023.
       
  • Potential implementation of grazing scheme on Brindley Heath: 2024 onwards.

Potential grazing scheme for the body of the country park

  • Develop grazing scheme for body of Chase in consultation with stakeholders: 2023 to 2024.
       
  • Formal consultation and approval process for body of Chase scheme:  2024 to 2025.
       
  • Potential implementation of grazing scheme on body of Chase: 2026 onwards.

Monitoring

  • Monitoring of impacts of management: 2019 onwards.

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