The final version of the Scottish National Planning Framework 3 was published today (23rd June 2014). WRi is very pleased to see that protection for wild land and recognition of the revised wild land map produced by SNH using approaches and methodes developed by WRi has made it into the document (see Carver et al., … Read more
Nick Boles, the UK government planning minister has spoken in a debate in parliament on planning rules and suggested we should not be protected national parks as “wildernesses”. If only they were! National parks in England and Wales (as well as those in Scotland) are classified as Category V under IUCN’s classification of protected areas, … Read more
The Scottish Government published their third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on Tuesday 30 April 2103. This will influence development plans across Scotland and guide future planning decisions on a range of sectors including transport, energy and infrastructure. Section 2.20 focuses on wild land and states: “SNH has been updating … Read more
The WRi is currently undertaking mapping work for the John Muir Trust to develop a reconnaissance level map of wildland in Scotland for planning and policy purposes.