In 2003 a Global Impacts team comprising Mick Petts, Sam Whatmore and Bryan Spooner were contracted by the Groundwork Trust (Caerphilly) to appraise and prepare a plan for managing and sustaining the future development of the Pant-y-Ffynnon Community Woodland, Ynysddu, in Caerphilly County, Wales.

The key issues included the appraisal of contaminated land and how to improve the level of local community involvement. The plan looked at the approach to progressive silviculture from site assessments of the woodland resources which included hazel, hardwood and willow coppice, high forest/standards, internal hedgerows, boundary hedges/fences and forest products. The team also proposed measures for the grant funding of future operations.