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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03540: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many woodland expansion proposals have been consented without an approved environmental impact assessment by each Forestry Commission Scotland conservancy since 2010 for new woodland planting on (a) sensitive and (b) non-sensitive sites.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 October 2016

All applications that require Environmental Impact Assessment consent need to submit a full Environmental Statement. Therefore, since 2010 no woodland planting on sensitive and non-sensitive sites have been consented without an approved environmental impact assessment (Environmental Statement).