Draft Forest and Woodland Strategy

Closes 30 Sep 2019

Opened 19 Aug 2019

Feedback expected 3 Feb 2020

Overview

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 We Are Consulting

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.

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Draft Forest and Woodland Strategy Supplementary Guidance

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Area Partnerships
  • Businesses
  • Campaign Groups
  • Community Councils
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Community Planning Partners
  • Developers/Investors
  • Education Institutions
  • Environmental Groups
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities (External)
  • Partner Agencies
  • PKC Employees
  • Professional Bodies
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Rural Communities
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Transport Groups
  • Elected Members
  • Landowners
  • MSPs, MPs, MEPs
  • All Residents of Perth and Kinross

Interests

  • Economic Development
  • Landscape Designations
  • Natural Heritage
  • Nature and Biodiversity
  • Pest Control
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable Development
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Parks and Green Spaces
  • Tourism and Visitor Attractions
  • Area Regeneration
  • Building Warrants
  • Conservation
  • Development
  • Enforcement
  • Land and Property
  • Local Plans and Guidelines
  • Public Space
  • Cycling and Walking