Discounted: LGSi4: Poundfield Wood, Ifold

LGSi4 [assessed and withdrawn]: Poundfield Wood, Poundfield Lane, Ifold. Semi-Natural Woodland adjoining Ancient Woodland. This woodland is noted on a 1910 map of Ifold and was part a larger area of ancient woodland called South Wood, which then adjoined the manor, Ifold House. It is an important woodland belt behind residential development, contributing to biodiversity and acts as a woodland wildlife corridor as it provides foraging for protected bat species whose flight lines are over Ifold leading to SAC: The Mens and Ebernoe Common. As a result, development should be resisted and mitigation for lighting requirements is recommended be implemented in the surrounding residential properties. This woodland area maintains the rural, countryside character and the sylvan setting of the Ifold settlement. Poundfield Wood is frequented by local residents for informal recreational use from the Public Rights of Way (Footpath Number: 3719 and Footpath Number: 624).

LOCAL GREEN SPACE ASSESSMENT: LGSi4: Poundfield Wood, Poundfield Lane, Ifold


  • Standing Advice for Ancient Woodlands and Veteran Trees (Reference: StAdv/AWVT/NE/Apr2014) – 14 Apr 2014: National Ancient Woodland and Veteran Tree Standing Advice covering England issued by Natural England and the Forestry Commission in April 2014 (replacing the previous version issued by Natural England for the South East of England).
  • Habitat Regulation Assessment Chichester District Council – Site Allocation Development Plan. Pages 25-26; 37-38; Ebernoe Common SAC Pages 42-47; The Mens SAC Pages 49-52; and Conclusions Page 55  are relevant for Plaistow & Ifold Parish. – November 2015
  • Ifold Settlement Boundary


PHOTOS: All photos are courtesy of Mr. Phil Colmer unless stated otherwise.