Blairhouse Land Management Plan
Blairhouse is a former opencast mine site located in south Fife. The site is approximately 90 hectares. As part of the management of our woodlands we produce land management plans which lay out our management strategy for the next 10 years and beyond at each of our sites. This land management plan for Blairhouse will cover works relating to establishment of new woodland on the former opencast mining ground.
- 2018/2019 - site survey, site analysis
- September 2019 - creation of design concept for the woodland including social, silvicultural and conservation aims. Presentation of concept plan to community liaison group
- November 2019 – public consultation event with local communities and stakeholders at Oakley Community Centre
- February 2020 – online consultation with local community and other statutory stakeholders on a draft plan with a view to seek subsequent approval from Scottish Forestry. As part of the approval process, the plan will be placed on Scottish Forestry's public register for 28 days where you will have the opportunity to comment
Documents and maps
- Land management plan (PDF) main document containing the detailed proposals
- Appendices (PDF) supplementary documents supporting the proposals e.g. the management brief
- Location and context map (PDF 1.2MB) illustrates key features in the local landscape
- Current land use map (PDF) illustrates the distribution of restored opencast ground and existing woodland on the site.
- Planting design map (PDF) illustrates prescriptions for new woodland creation on the site.
- Access and recreation map (PDF) illustrates proposed recreation routes and key viewpoints on site.
- Future habitat and long-term management map (PDF) illustrates the long-term aspirations of the site, stretching beyond the current land management plan.
Get in touch
If you would like to receive notification of further developments with the plan, please contact:
Forestry and Land Scotland
Five Sisters House
Five Sisters Business Park