Creating a MOREwoods site plan

The plan doesn’t need to be definitive at this stage, but it is useful for our advisers to know which areas you are happy to plant before they provide advice.

To quickly create an outline site plan we recommend a website called Sketchmap:

  • Enter a postcode or place name and select ‘Aerial’ in the top left corner (the drop-down defaults to ‘Bing Map’).
  • Drag and zoom to a suitable viewpoint
  • Use the draw tool at the top of the screen to indicate the area that you would like to plant
  • Use the Snipping Tool, which can be found in the Accessories folder on your Windows computer (or press Command + Shift + 4 on a Mac) to create a savable image file. Sketchmap also has a useful area measure function.

Alternatively, you could modify another map of your choice – a screen grab from Google Maps, an RPA map, even a detailed hand drawn sketch. The important thing is that we can clearly see the potential planting area(s).

Where the location isn’t clear from your site plan you should also include a second map showing the wider area around your site including features that we can find in the wider landscape (such as roads, buildings or distinctive field boundaries). A Google Maps screen grab that encapsulates the site and surrounding area is ideal; a road atlas doesn’t show enough detail.