Dalavich Improvement Group seeks to buy Forestry Commission land

Dalavich Improvement Group [DIG] has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme [NFLS] to purchase four areas of land around Dalavich and Kilmun.

Administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the NFLS lets communities bid to buy or lease national forest land on the basis that their purchase would provide increased public benefits.

The four parcels of land in which DIG is interested, add up to 15.32 hectares, are all within DIG’s operating area and have historically been used for agricultural purposes.

However, none have been actively managed for a very long time and DIG’s ambition is to bring the land back to a useable state so that it can be managed in a variety of ways to support the local community’s long term social and economic sustainability.

A 28-day open consultation period is required by the scheme and public comments on any aspect of the proposal are welcome.

Details of the application are available here online. All comments on the proposals detailed in the application must be submitted by 10th August, 2016.

Responses and comments should be addressed to Malcolm Wield, Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Conservancy, ‘Woodlands’, Fodderty Way, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9XB or emailed to malcolm.wield@forestry.gsi.gov.uk [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Forestry Commission Scotland has a policy of making these comments publicly available – unless requested to keep comments confidential.

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  • I hope they are going to pay for it using their considerable profit from the local wind farm and proposed hydro scheme, all heavily subsidised by every electricity user in the UK.

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    Malcolm Kirk July 13, 2016 11:54 am Reply

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