Consultation

Our public consultation will run from July through September 2022.

We are already undertaking early and active engagement with local, regional, and national stakeholder groups.

The next step will be to conduct comprehensive third-party surveys in relation to archaeology, breeding birds, habitat, terrestrial ecology and obtain base line studies into soil carbon.

Between May – July 2022 the output of the surveys will inform the development of the information for the public consultation process (including detailed imagery of the proposed scheme). The public will be consulted initially through June – August 2022 and any issues will be logged and addressed.

We are committed to sharing detailed information and consulting on the proposed land-use changes and timescales, providing an opportunity to inform a fair and balanced decision-making process.

Along with the opportunity to review and comment on our proposal documentation, the public will be invited to drop in events and guided site tours to help inform and fully understand the proposed planting and restoration schemes. The site will be populated with transparent information about the ownership, use and management of the land.

A submission will be made to Scottish Forestry in Autumn 2022, with a view to getting an approved scheme by the end of 2022.

It is anticipated that peatland restoration works will commence on-site in September 2022 after the bird nesting season has passed.

Forestry works are intended commence on-site during Spring 2023, with cultivation commencing in Summer 2023. Prior to planting activities commencing, a forestry grant scheme application, including environmental impact assessment determination, must be completed and approved by Scottish Forestry. At a high level, the planting approval process is similar to a traditional planning approval process for property development.

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