Long-term management of open habitats on Wootton Ridge

(Consultation lead by Butterfly Conservation on behalf of landowners)

View from Grabbist Ridge

Have your say on the draft Wootton Ridge Management Plan 2024-34.

Following an extensive 1st stage of public consultation undertaken in 2023, the landowners of Wootton Ridge (including parts of Wootton Courtenay, Hopcott Common, Alcombe Common, and Grabbist Hill) have produced a draft 10-year management plan for the ridge’s open areas. The draft plan aims to join up and improve the management of these areas for people and wildlife, and the landowners are keen to receive feedback on the plan from site users and other interested parties. This includes people and organisations who value the site as an important greenspace or have a specialist interest in its wildlife, history, status as common land, or other features.

The full draft management plan, as well as a shorter summary document, can be accessed below. A report detailing the results of the 1st stage of consultation, which has informed production of the draft plan, is also accessible below.

Please use this online comments form to register any thoughts you may have regarding the draft management plan.

The consultation period ends on Friday 8th March 2024

If you would like to find out more about the draft Wootton Ridge Management Plan 2024-34, please contact commons@footprint-ecology.co.uk to sign up to a live online webinar provided by Footprint Ecology on behalf of the landowners on Thursday 8th February 2024 at 1900hrs. A link to a recording of the webinar will also be made available after the event if you are unable to make the date.

Alternatively. feel free to come along and discuss the draft management plan in person during a drop-in event at Minehead Library on Monday 19th February 2024 between 1000hrs and 1600hrs.

This consultation has now ended. A report detailing the results of the 2nd stage of consultation, and a copy of the finalised management plan, can be found on the Minehead Town Council website (https://mineheadtowncouncil.co.uk/).