An application was submitted to the South Scotland Conservancy under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999. The application was for tree planting and associated works at Nether Horsburgh, immediately north of Cardrona Village, some 5 kilometres east of Peebles.
The proposal is to create 259ha of new woodland, containing a diverse mixture of conifer and broadleaved species. Associated with this is the construction of 5km of new forest roads and tracks including a new haul road that will link the existing Glentress forest road network to a new access point on the A72.
Environmental Statement extracts
Consent for the project was granted on 22 June 2016.