Rural Planning Policy to 2050: research findings

Findings from research commissioned to inform preparation of the next version of Scotland’s National Planning Framework, NPF4.

Annex B Organisations that Participated in the Online Survey

62 organisations participated in the online survey and these organisations were classified into groups according to the scheme outlined in Section 3.3 of the report. The organisations are listed below, with names given where permission has been granted by the organisation.

Category Interest Details
Community & Civil Society Community Development & Wellbeing Development Trusts Association Scotland, Scottish Community Alliance, Shieldaig Community Council, the Langholm Initiative, Northern Corridor Community Volunteers, Lismore Community Trust, Thurso Community Development Trust, Strathard Community Trust, 1 other community organisation (anonymous)
Community Representation Midlothian Federation of Community Councils, Strathard Community Council, Muckhart Community Council, 3 other community councils (anonymous)
Environment & Heritage RSPB Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere, Gatehead Community Council
Land Reform & Community Land Ownership Community Land Scotland, Wanlockhead Community Trust, 1 other community landowner (anonymous)
Transport the Community Transport Association, Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Co., North Argyll Volunteer Car Scheme
Forestry & Woodlands Community Woodlands Association, Woodland Trust Scotland
Recreation Ramblers Scotland, Mountaineering Scotland
Housing Rural Housing Scotland
Rural Development & Economy Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Developers, Landowners & Agents Land ownership & management Scottish Land & Estates, Historic Houses, Towdoodlee & Buckholm Estates, Dormont Estate, Kincardine Estate, Rothiemurchus Estate, Falkland Rural Enterprises Ltd and 1 other private estate (anonymous)
Renewable energy Scottish Renewables, Natural Power, 2 renewable energy companies (anonymous)
Business & Economy Business in general or in a particular sector of business Federation of Small Businesses Scotland, Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, 1 other (anonymous)
Hutting as a commercial enterprise Strathmore Shepherds Huts
Tourism & Hospitality Clare Cooper (operates multiple businesses in rural Perthshire); 1 outdoor recreation business (anonymous); 2 individual accommodation providers (anonymous)
Transport Organisation name not given
Authorities, Planners & Policy Makers Planning & the Built Environment Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority; RTPI Scotland; 1 other (anonymous)
Rural Development & Economy Highlands & Islands Enterprise
Environment & Heritage Historic Environment Scotland
Land Reform & Community Land Ownership Scottish Land Commission



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