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.
Clydeplan Forestry and Woodland Strategy PDF 8.50MB
FWS 2020 Representations Form Word Document 43.9KB
FWS 2020 Representations Form for SEA and ER Word Document 42.8KB