Land Trust acquires the site from Linden Homes

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The ‘rich potential’ of Brookhurst’s ancient woodland will be recognised under new management

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Future generations will enjoy Brookhurst’s ancient woodland in Cranleigh as it comes under the care of the Land Trust.

It has been announced the national land management charity will look after the 16 hectares of woodland from now on.

It is home to lush greenery, tree canopies and bluebell carpets, and spans nearly 40 football pitches.

Cranleigh Parish Council said they support the charities plans for the woodland’s future:

“The Parish Council welcomes the Land Trust’s aim to enhance Bookhurst Wood for community use whilst protecting the integrity and character of the ancient woodland for future generations  and wishes them every success with this venture.”

The Land Trust acquired the site from Linden Homes.

“Brookhurst Wood is a fabulous example of ancient woodland and we are tremendously excited to have the opportunity to help unlock the site’s vast potential for the benefit of the community.

“We would like to thank Linden Homes, who we have acquired this wonderful woodland from, along with Waverley Borough Council and Cranleigh Parish Council for helping facilitate the transfer.”

Simon Pile, Estates Manager for the Land Trust, said the charity want to appoint a managing partner to tend to the day to day management of the woodland:

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