Land Use and Management

Braxted Park Estate has been rethinking its approach to land use and management for over two decades. It has sought to develop an Estate that contributes to biodiversity improvement and climate resilience through nature-led solutions that complement other Estate enterprises, which in turn can help fund and sustain more extensive land use, thereby ensuring true long-term sustainability.

This Environmental Strategy shares an ambitious environmental vision and sets out opportunities to bring about landscape-scale nature recovery, conservation of heritage features and enhancement of community benefits. This Strategy recommends actions for Braxted Park Estate to realise their environmental goals and ambitions from 2023-33, which sit within four focus areas: biodiversity, carbon, heritage and community.

Braxted Park Estate will work in partnership with key stakeholders including Operation Turtle Dove, RSPB, Bidwells and the local farm cluster to enhance the Estate’s ecosystem services to maximise benefits for nature and local communities. The project aims to demonstrate a novel approach to the land management to improve ecological value, and the quality and sustainability of ecosystem services.