Tweed Valley Forest Park land management plan consultation
Tweed Valley Forest Park comprises seven forests along the River Tweed, between Peebles and Selkirk (see location map):
- Elibank & Traquair
Previous management plans for each of these forests were due to be reviewed and revised from 2017 onwards, so we are taking the opportunity to pull them together into one 'composite' land management plan (LMP). This reflects the importance of Tweed Valley Forest Park in terms of landscape, recreation and tourism, and the environment.
Covering a total area of 6,566 hectares, the LMP will include new woodland creation at West Bold (Elibank & Traquair). It will however exclude the recently approved Land Management Plan (approved 2016) for new woodland creation at Nether Horsburgh (Glentress). The land management plans may be merged in the future.
- Summer/early autumn 2017: Develop LMP Brief and initial public consultation (as per dates above).
- Autumn/winter 2017/18: Further scoping and stakeholder consultation. Field survey work.
- Spring/Summer 2018: Develop draft LMP, including felling proposals and future tree species choice. On-going consultation.
- Autumn/winter 2018: Firm up LMP proposals and final stakeholder consultation.
- January 2019: Submit LMP to Forestry Commission Scotland for approval. At this point the LMP will be placed on the Public Register for four weeks, during which time it is still available for comment.
Documents and maps
- Location map (PDF 1.28MB)
- The land management plan brief will provide an outline of the objectives for the site and the factors that will influence how we manage it. To follow
- The analysis and concept maps will show the key factors that will influence the management of the forest. To follow
Get in touch
If you would like further information or have any questions about this plan, please contact:
Forestry and Land Scotland