Glenelg Peninsula LMP Consultation
We are currently carrying out a full Land Management Plan (LMP) revision to determine future management proposals for our forests and land on the Glenelg peninsula. The revised LMP will replace the current, expiring Plan – originally approved in February 2013 – and will detail how we intend to manage our landholdings over the next ten years (2023 - 2033) and our vision for the land over the next twenty five years and beyond.
The Plan covers an area of approximately 2,677 hectares (see maps below) and seeks to address issues around the following:
- Management of productive conifer woodland
- Ancient, riparian and coastal native woodland restoration
- Wider habitat management
- Conservation of scheduled and designated features in and around the Plan area
- Consideration of adaptation and the resilience of habitats and species to climate change
Our goal is to ensure these forests and open ground are managed in as practical and effective a manner as possible for broad social, economic and environmental benefit. A Brief document has been produced to summarise the key direction anticipated, and issues involved, in the review and is available below.
This consultation page will be used to share updates as the LMP revision progresses: i.e. uploading additional maps/documents and outlining developing objectives and prescriptions during the Timeline (below). We also canvass wider public opinion through local face-to-face meetings and correspondence with key stakeholders during the evolution of the new LMP – culminating in notification of a finalised draft LMP for final local consideration and revision prior to submission for approval to the forestry regulator Scottish Forestry.
At least one public presentation and discussion of the draft Plan will be advertised and held locally as well as an online presentation if deemed helpful and/or necessary by the two local community councils. We try to use a variety of different methods of engagement – online discussion, postal correspondence and in person meetings where possible to suit the range of individuals and organisations wishing to contribute and discuss particular issues.
In the meantime, we would be pleased to hear from any interested parties during this drafting stage of the Plan. If you have preliminary comments please send them to us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
- November 2022: external scoping including notification of local and statutory stakeholders.
- December - February 2023: follow up on public consultation, development of draft LMP.
- March 2023: public presentation and discussion of emerging new LMP. (Inverinate and Glenelg village halls and interested/impacted neighbours).
- By June 2023: LMP submitted to Scottish Forestry for approval - includes a 30-day period with the draft Plan on an online Public Register for any further comments/feedback.
- Aug/Sept 2023: assuming successful approval, the new LMP comes into effect
Documents and maps
- Plan brief (PDF)
- Map 1 - Location (PDF)
- Map 2 - Key Features and Issues (PDF)
- Map 3 - Indicative Felling Proposals (PDF) – derived from existing Plan and for revision by new Plan
- Map 4 - Indicative Future Habitat Proposals (PDF) - derived from existing Plan and for revision by new Plan
Get in touch
If you would like further information, or have any questions about this Plan, please contact:
Forestry and Land Scotland