Land Use Strategy 2016 - 2021
Scotland's Land Use Strategy is a key commitment of Section 57 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. A first Strategy was laid in Parliament on 17 March 2011 with a requirement that this is reviewed every 5 years. Following a period of review and consultation the Land Use Strategy 2016-2021 has been published on 22 March 2016.
The second Strategy retains the long term Vision; three Objectives relating to the economy, environment and communities; and the Principles for Sustainable Land Use to guide policy and decision making. It builds on the experience of the two Regional Land Use Pilot projects in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Borders which tested an innovative approach to local land use decision-making. The second Strategy contains activities for the next 5 years including themes such as agriculture, Scottish Rural Development Programme, forestry and the uplands as well as land use decision-making at a local level.
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