An application was made to Central Scotland Conservancy under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 for tree planting and associated works (inc forest roads) on Halkshill and Blair Park Farms.

Halkshill is located immediately to the east of Largs in North Ayrshire and extends to the east along the Greeto and Gogo Waters.

Blair Park is located to the south of Halkshill and north of the A760 Largs to Kilbirnie Road, and extends northwards to the southern boundary of Halkshill.

Proposal summary

Halkshill and Blair Park are two large and adjacent upland livestock farms extending to 1,397 ha in total. Within the total farm area, 501 ha (or 36%) is proposed for afforestation with 865 ha retained as open ground. Of the total area of afforestation, 395 ha will be planted with conifers and 106 ha with native broadleaves.

Environmental Statement

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Consent decision

Consent for the project was granted subject to conditions 22 August 2018.

Halkshill and Blair Park Consent Decision Covering Letter

Halkshill and Blair Park Consent Decision Schedule 1

Halkshill and Blair Park Consent Decision Schedule 2

Halkshill and Blair Park Environmental Statement Non-technical Summary

Halkshill and Blair Park Final Planting Design