As part of our planning application we had to produce a detailed management plan explaining how we would use the site to reach our targets. Please click anywhere on this page if you would like to read it (all 97 bloody pages of it!). Please also feel free to use it as a template for your own application if you feel it might help. You'll have to make it your own, but you don't need to start completely from scratch. This management plan was sucessful so you don't have to totally reinvent the wheel if you don't want to. Other successful management plans can be found on the One Planet Council website somewhere I think.
A NOTE REGARDING OBJECTORS
We didn't want objectors when we started this and I doubt you do either. Like us, you'll want your neighbours to understand your vision as clearly as you do and to support you accordingly. You'll be very lucky if this actually happens though. Habitats and Wildlife populations are collapsing for a reason and fanatical NIMBYs who either don't give a sh!t or, perhaps even worse, do but assume it's somebody else's problem are everwhere for the same reason. It's not a coincedence. Some are still calm and rational about it and worth engaging with, but many are just rabid bigots who will resort to chucking as much sh!t as possible in the hope that some of it sticks. Here's the twist though, because, if you can get past the smear campaigns, apocalyptic predictions, covert petitions and insane conspiracy theories, it turns out your objectors can be a very valuable resource. Apart from helpfully diluting their own valid objections with vitriol, they will go through your application in forensic detail hunting for weaknesses and, ultimately, that can only make your application stronger. It would cost you a fortune to buy the same level of critical appraisal from a professional, but these guys will do it for free so use them. We did and that's exactly why we now have planning permission. They kept us motivated and objectively critical and helped us so much I literally wanted to kiss them when we were granted planning permission (at the first attempt).