Woodland Creation: Application Guidance Supporting Information
This document should be used in conjunction with the Woodland Creation Applicant’s guide. It provides guidance on the collection of relevant information for investigations of land on which new woodland is to be created.
It covers the area that is:
- The internal extent of the parcel of land to be planted.
- Any adjacent protected areas that may be affected by the planting scheme (SAC, SPA, or SSSI).
It identifies the type and level of information that should be considered for each site before a formal proposal submission is made. Each proposal must be considered on its own merits using the relevant factors of location, scale, and objectives.
Early engagement with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is recommended to help provide guidance on the primary type and level of information to consider for each site.