The owners of Warnford Park, in the Meon River valley, have consent to plant up to 104 hectares of woodland on land that has been used for dairy and arable production. The land planted with trees will provide a means of mitigating and reducing the nutrient impact of planned housing, as well as creating new habitats for wildlife. The first phase scheme will deliver 3,486 kg/N credits with the potential to offset the building of 3,000 – 4,000 houses. The estate owners have engaged with key stakeholders including Natural England, Forestry Commission, South Downs National Park Authority, Hampshire County Archaeologist, direct neighbours, and the Parish Council seeking advice about the design of the woodland. They have also carried out extensive assessments of soils, ecology, and landscape sensitivities. The scheme is one of the largest lowland woodland planting schemes to come forward in a number of years, and will lead to wider carbon and biodiversity benefits. The woodland and its associated public access will deliver wider benefits for the local community and visitors.