Land Use Strategy 2016 - 2021
Scotland's Land Use Strategy is a key commitment of Section 57 of the Climate Change (Scotland) 2009 and a first Strategy was laid in Parliament on 17 March 2011. A second Strategy has been prepared following a period of review. Views are invited on the consultation draft Land Use Strategy 2016 – 2021 until 29 January 2016.
The second Strategy retains the long term Vision; three Objectives relating to the economy, environment and communities - the three pillars of sustainability and Principles for Sustainable Land Use of the first Strategy to guide policy and decision making by Government and across the public sector. 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 and 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.
Land Use Strategy Vision to 2050
A Scotland where we fully recognise, understand and value the importance of our land resources, and where our plans and decisions about land use deliver improved and enduring benefits, enhancing the wellbeing of our nation.
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