We were asked by Clydeplan (Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority) to review and update their Woodland and Forestry Strategy (produced by LUC in 2012), which forms part of the evidence base for the Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan.
Forestry and woodlands make a significant contribution to the economy, communities, and the environment of the Clydeplan area. Woodland creation and management are intrinsically long term activities, which require long-term planning to make an effective contribution. The Strategy guides woodland expansion and management of woodlands in the Clydeplan area for a 20-year period, providing a policy and spatial framework to optimise the benefits for the local economy, communities and the environment.
Our task was to review the existing Strategy, refocusing it in light of changes to planning policy, and to help inform the preparation of the second Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan. The revised Strategy will provide Clydeplan with a framework for securing green networks and the multiple benefits that woodland and forestry can provide in tandem with their aspirations for economic and social development.
Services employed: Strategic Planning & Assessment