Land Use Strategy published

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A revised Land Use Strategy has been published setting out policies and proposals for the next five years and beyond.

The 'Getting the best from our land' strategy sets out the importance of:

• Management of natural resources with an ecosystems approach to land use
• Partnership activity to bring a range of interests together to consider land use at a local level in both rural and urban areas
• Developing and implementing activities to promote climate friendly farming and crofting
• The relationship between ownership, use and management of land
• Continuing to explore the potential of catchment based approaches for managing land

A public consultation highlighted an appetite for establishing a strategic vision for Scotland’s uplands and setting up an urban pilot project for the first time to explore community engagement with land use. These are two of the key actions highlighted in the strategy.

Download the Land Use Strategy from the Scottish Government website.