Bluebell Properties are the new owners of Birches Wood, 60 acres of beautiful, albeit neglected woodland, lying to the north of the Worth Way between Felbridge Village and Imberhorne Farm.
Bluebell Properties is a private Pension Fund (BPPF) administered from Scotland by Hazel Carr on behalf of BPPF’s Trustees.
BPPF’s multi million pound fund invests in land and property in the UK securing investments for rent and restoration.
Founded in 1998 BPPF has established itself as a responsible and experienced property land and wood management owner.
Birches Wood was acquired in October 2015 and is now being restored under a ten year restoration programme, in partnership with the Forestry Commission and in support of East Grinstead’s local Neighbourhood Plan.
BPPF are applying to The Forestry Commission for a planning grant with an objective, subject to approval, to create a 10 year restoration plan designed to be in the best interests of the ancient woodland, local people, wildlife, woodland species, Birches Industrial Estate and local farmers. One of the first projects will be to build a number of bridges to allow access for workers who over the years will be responsible for logging and clearing in order to allow some established tree varieties to flourish and an opportunity for replanting new species.
We apologise in advance if we cause any inconvenience to local people whilst felling, clearing and burning is in progress. Access to the woodland for our workers will be via Crawley Down Road. During the years of restoration work we ask that the lands privacy is respected, which means there is strictly no access to the public. Therefore, with immediate effect, for your own safety and that of the local wildlife and species, please refrain from walking or letting animals into Birches Wood as we cannot be responsible for any death or injury caused by trespassing.
We thank you in advance for your support and hope we may be allowed uninterrupted over the years to restore Birches Wood to its natural beauty as a jewel in the crown of Felbridge Village.
If you have any questions, our appointed local woodland manager can be contacted by clicking the Enquiries button below.
For more history on Felbridge Village please visit: http://felbridge.org.uk
On behalf of Bluebell Properties Pension Fund Trustees