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Consultation Analysis: Getting the Best from Our Land – A Draft Land Use Strategy for Scotland 2016-2021

Published: 23 Mar 2016
ISBN:
9781786521729

This report analyses the written responses received to the consultation on the draft Land Use Strategy for Scotland 2016 to 2021.

Consultation Analysis: Getting the Best from Our Land – A Draft Land Use Strategy for Scotland 2016-2021
Annex One: Consultation Questions

Annex One: Consultation Questions

Q1a Do you think that the Vision, Principles for Sustainable Land Use and three long term Objectives are still fit for purpose?

Q1b Please provide your reasons for your answer.

Q2a Do you agree that continued use of an ecosystems approach is an effective way to manage Scotland's natural capital?

Q2b Please provide reasons for your answer.

Q3a Is the relationship as set out in the draft Land Use Strategy 2016 - 2021 clear?

Q3b Do you have any comments on the relationship between the LUS and Scotland's Economic Strategy 2015, National Planning Framework, National Marine Plan and other relevant policies?

Q4a Do you think that the activities described above could be useful?

Q4b Do you have any suggestions on other kinds of information and activities that could be useful?

Q5 How could the content of the current Scottish Forestry Strategy be updated to better reflect the Objectives and Principles of the Land Use Strategy and other key priorities?

Q6a Do you consider that there could be advantages in having a single policy statement about land which deals with ownership, use and management?

Q6b Do you have any comments on the relationship between current land related policies and how these would relate to a single policy statement?

Q7a Do you agree that models and GIS tools could help inform decision making about land use/management change?

Q7b Please provide your reasons for your answer.

Q7c Do you think that a baseline ecosystems services mapping tool could be useful?

Q7d Do you have any comments on a mapping tool?

Q8a Do you agree that regional land use partnerships could be a helpful way to support regional delivery of the Land Use Strategy?

Q8b Who do you think could be best placed to lead these initiatives?

Q8c Can you suggest any alternative means of supporting the delivery of the Land Use Strategy at regional level?

Q8d Do you have any other comments on this policy?

Q9a Do you think that regional land use frameworks could be useful to inform regional/local land use decision-making?

Q9b Which aspects of this approach do you think require further development?

Q9c Do you have any comments on this proposal?

Q10a Do you think that land use mediation or facilitation could be useful in a land use context?

Q10b Please provide your reasons for your answer.

Q11 Do you have any suggestions on other potential measures to encourage climate friendly farming and crofting?

Q12a Do you agree that more localised map-based ecosystems assessments could be useful to assist in informing funding decisions?

Q12b Please provide your reasons for your answer.

Q13a Do you agree that an assessment of ecosystems health and a spatial approach could be helpful to further inform targeting for the next SRDP?

Q13b Please provide your reasons for your answer.

Q14a Do you agree that an urban pilot project could be useful?

Q14b Please provide your reasons for your answer.

Q15a Do you think that a strategic vision could be useful for the uplands?

Q15b Do you have any comments on this proposal?

Q16a Do you agree that the Land Use Strategy indicators are still fit for purpose?

Q16b Do you have any comments on the future monitoring of the revised Land Use Strategy?

Q17 Are there any other activities that you think we should be undertaking to achieve better understanding and application of the Principles or delivery of the Strategy?

Q18 Are there any other points you wish to make about any aspect of this draft Strategy?

Q19 Do you have any comments on the policies and proposals in this draft Strategy in terms of how they may impact on any equalities group, i.e. with regard to age, gender, race, religion, disability or sexuality?

Q20a Do you consider that the Environmental Report set out an accurate description of the current environmental issues/baseline?

Q20b Please give reasons for your answer.

Q21a Do you consider that the predicted environmental effects as set out in the Environmental Report are accurate?

Q21b Please provide reasons for your answer including further information you feel should be considered in the assessment.

Q22a Do you consider that the recommendations and opportunities for mitigation and enhancement are accurate?

Q22b Please provide reasons for your answer.

Q23 Are you aware of alternatives to the proposed policies that should be considered as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process conducted for the draft Strategy?


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