Our public consultation from July through September 2022.
We have already undertaken early and active engagement with local, regional, and national stakeholder groups.
The next step was 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 informed the development of the information for the public consultation process (including detailed imagery of the proposed scheme). The public was consulted initially through June – August 2022 and any issues were 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 were invited to drop in events and guided site tours to help inform and fully understand the proposed planting and restoration schemes. The site was populated with transparent information about the ownership, use and management of the land.
A submission will be made to Scottish Forestry in early part of 2023, with a view to getting an approved scheme by the middle of 2023.
It is anticipated that peatland restoration works will commence on-site in September 2023 after the bird nesting season has passed.
Forestry works are intended to start on-site in 2023, with cultivation commencing in Summer 2023 ground preparation commencing following approval in 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.
Q&A portion of the Issues Log
Following early stage consultation a number of questions were raised by interested groups, agencies and the local communities. The Q&A section here includes responses to these questions which outline our approach to each topic.
Ecology Summary & Map
An overview of findings can be found here resulting from extensive survey work looking at the current flora and fauna at Glen Dye Moor.
Archaeology Report and Maps (public version)
Results from archaeological surveys can be found here. These outline the rich history of this place. Cultural heritage sites with are potentially sensitive have been removed from the map to avoid risk of disturbance.
Those interested are invited to review the following documents
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last updated on 31/01/2023