Draft Forest and Woodland Strategy

Closed 30 Sep 2019

Opened 19 Aug 2019

Feedback updated 14 Jul 2021

We asked

Through the consultation we sought the views of the public and interest parties on our updated Forest & Woodland Strategy, particularly in the context of the publication of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Forestry Strategy and Climate Change Plan.

You said

A broad range of constructive comments were received to the draft Guidance from a range of individuals, organisations and Key Agencies.

We did

All comments to the consultation were considered and the Guidance updated to take in to account various suggested changes. The Forest & Woodland Strategy Supplementary Guidance was subject to Council approval, noting where changes had been made, and was adopted early 2020.

Results updated 15 Jul 2021

Please see below a summary of responses collated during this consultation.

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This consultation is seeking views of the public and interested parties on our updated Forest & Woodland Strategy (2019). The Forest & Woodland Strategy provides advice and guidance on woodland and forestry proposals. It is also a strategic framework to help shape the management of existing, and planting of new, woodland and forests across Perth & Kinross. This consultation provides an opportunity to comment on how we promote sustainable woodland and forest management across Perth & Kinross. This will help to maximise a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits.

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Why your views matter

The Forest and Woodland Strategy was adopted by Perth & Kinross Council in November 2014. It provides advice and guidance on woodland and forestry proposals as well as a strategic framework to help shape the management of existing, and planting of new, woodland and forests. The Guidance was prepared as a 10-year strategy (2014-2024). Through the review of the Local Development Plan (LDP) all Supplementary Guidance is required to be reviewed and consulted upon prior to re-adoption along with the new LDP.

The review has been carried out and updates have been made. These include reference to the updated Scottish Forestry Strategy (2019-2029) and the Second Land Use Strategy (2016), both of which underpin national policy on land use including forestry.

This consultation will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to make comment on the proposed changes to the adopted Guidance. All responses to the consultation will be fully considered and will be used to inform any further modifications. The Guidance and consultation responses received will be reported back to Committee.

The consultation will take place online, but there is an opportunity to discuss specific elements of the Guidance with a member of the Council’s Development Plans team during the period of the consultation.

Who Is Consulting

Perth & Kinross Council, Housing & Environment Service, Planning & Development, Development Plans Team.

Who Can Comment

Anyone can comment, including:

  • Developers
  • Agents
  • Landowners
  • Stakeholders involved in forestry/woodland management

How To Comment

You can make comments on the draft supplementary guidance online by clicking on the 'Give Us Your Views' link below. Or you may send your comments by email to the address at the top of this page, or by post to the Local Development Plan Team at Perth & Kinross Council, Housing & Environment Service, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD.

Related Consultations

You might also be interested in responding to our other consultations on Supplementary Guidance:

Give Us Your Views

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What happens next

This consultation has now closed. Your comments are valuable because they will be used to shape the final version of the Supplementary Guidance.

The Council will consider the issues raised in the comments that were made during the consultation. We will prepare a report setting out the comments we received and an explanation of how these comments were taken into account when preparing and finalising the Supplementary Guidance. The finalised Supplementary Guidance will be issued and adopted, and it will then form part of the Development Plan and will be used when determining planning applications.


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