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Draft Forestry and Woodland Strategy for the Glasgow City Region Published for consultation

Draft Forestry and Woodland Strategy for the Glasgow City Region Published for consultation

DRAFT FORESTRY AND WOODLAND STRATEGY FOR THE GLASGOW CITY REGION PUBLISHED FOR CONSULTATION

30th September 2020

Clydeplan has today published for consultation a new Draft Forestry and Woodland Strategy (FWS) for the Glasgow City Region.

The six week consultation runs until Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Representations are sought on the Draft FWS and associated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report

The Draft FWS for the Glasgow City Region has been prepared in a partnership that includes the eight local authorities within the Glasgow City Region area, Scottish Forestry and Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Green Network.

The Draft FWS will set a policy context to support forestry and woodland planting and management across the Glasgow City Region. It will provide broad strategic locational guidance and environmental advice to those seeking to expand or manage woodlands. The preparation of a FWS for the City Region was one of the Scottish Ministers modifications to the current Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan.

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 also places a requirement on local authorities to prepare a FWS. This Draft FWS will provide the strategic context for local FWS.

The Draft FWS reflects recent changes in legislation relating to planning and forestry. The new legislation, the climate change agenda and recognition of the need for a Green Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic have provided an opportunity for the Glasgow City Region to deliver the first FWS in Scotland framed within this new and evolving policy context.

The Draft FWS for the Glasgow City Region has been developed to establish an appropriate regional target for woodland expansion by making a sustainable and achievable contribution to the Scottish Government’s national aspirations set in the Scottish Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

The Draft Forestry and Woodland Strategy for the Glasgow City Region and related documents are available below.

For further information about the Draft FWS pleae contact Clydeplan on 0141 229 7731 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clydeplan Forestry and Woodland Strategy PDF 8.50MB

Clydeplan Forestry and Woodland Strategy 2020 SEA Environmental Report PDF 7.99MB

Clydeplan Forestry and Woodland Strategy Habitats Regulations Appraisal PDF 3.33MB

Clydeplan Forestry and Woodland Strategy EqIA  - Screening PDF 1MB

FWS 2020 Representations Form Word Document 43.9KB

FWS 2020 Representations Form for SEA and ER Word Document 42.8KB

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