Heathhall land management plan consultation
The Heathhall land management unit is located on the north-east outskirts of Dumfries, in Dumfries and Galloway. Covering an area of approximately 153 ha the area comprises a mix of planted conifer woodland and native broadleaves. It is part of Scotland’s national forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). Forestry and Land Scotland is currently revising the Land Management Plan (LMP) for this area. It is an opportunity for us to review the management objectives, and to set out our operations for the next ten years. This page will be regularly updated with information, documents and maps as the plan takes shape.
It is important that we understand why this area is important to the local community. Consultation with stakeholders (including the local community) is a requirement of the land management planning process, but it is also a valuable opportunity for FLS to engage with the public, talk about our work, and discover what's important to you.
A drop-in event was held on Tuesday 18th April at Lochthorn Library. Thank you to everyone that attended, and we will be using your feedback to help shape how we manage Heathhall Wood over the next ten years.
- Spring 2023: Gathering of background information, including engagement with statutory agencies, forest users and the local community
- Summer 2023: Development of the new ten-year plan
- Summer 2023: Submission of plan to Scottish Forestry for regulatory approval
Maps and documents
- Heathhall Land Management Plan - Text
- Map 1 - Location
- Map 2 - Features, Issues and Challenges
- Map 3 - Concept
- Map 4 - Management
- Map 5 - Thinning
- Map 6 - Future Habitats and Species
- Map 7 - Roads and Haulage
- Map 8 - Current Woodland Composition
- Map 9 - Soils
- Map 10 - DAMS (windiness)
- Map 11 - Landscape
- Map 12 - Heritage
- Map 13 - Visitor Zones and Access
Get in touch
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