Scottish Government Land Use Strategy Project

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Land Use Strategy map

Land Use Strategy map

The Scottish Government has been running a pilot land use strategy project here in the Scottish Borders. The pilot is based on ecological principles and designed to aid in decision making when considering conflicting ways of utilisingland.

The results are based on a series of maps which were agreed by the Borders Council in December 2014, and which are now open to public consultation.

BOG members may be interested in the various websites, as well as the public consultation meeting taking place in Midlem on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

BOG Response to consultation
Prue Pullen, Chair of Borders Organic Gardeners, writes:

“A response to the LUS consultation has been returned on behalf of BOG.  We have applauded the vision and thoroughness with which the survey and formulation of the framework were undertaken.  We have urged a greater engagement with the NGO sector, greater emphasis  on and promotion of  organic land use and biodiversity on a smaller/community scale and maps on a scale to enable this more local focus”.

Ale Water LUS pilot consultation stage 3 flier

Tweed Forum website
Scottish Borders Council website