If your property backs onto or is close to a greenspace, the land manager holds responsibility for managing the risk to that land.
Heathland and forestry land owners/managers, with advice from Natural England, manage the habitat to maintain it for key species.
We need to balance the needs of wildlife protection, habitat management and homes. Everyone has a part to play – balance is key.
Our heathlands are internationally important habitats and, as such, are subject to legal constraints. Land managers assess the fire risk and work with the fire and rescue service to manage this risk as far as possible.