Creating a MOREwoods site plan

It’s important for us to know which areas you are planning to plant before we confirm eligibility for funding.

To create an outline site plan we recommend DEFRA's Magic Maps website.

  • Select ‘Aerial Photography’ on the left-hand side and enter a postcode or place name in the search bar at the top of the page. The map will zoom to an aerial view of the area.
  • Drag and zoom to a suitable viewpoint for your land.
  • From the buttons across the top, select the ‘Measure’ tool which has a ruler icon. In the pop up box, select the left option for 'Area & Perimeter' and use the mouse to draw a polygon indicating the area in which you would like to plant woodland. This will also provide you with the size of your proposed woodland.
  • 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 and save an image file.

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.