Published: 11/03/2014 10:57 - Updated: 11/03/2014 11:11

Forest proposals out to consultation

PROPOSALS to manage woodland in Moray over the next 10 years have gone out to public consultation.Forestry Commission logo

The Forestry Commission are currently working on a management plan for their woodland in the Newtyle design plan area and would like to hear what local groups and individuals think of the draft plans.

The Newtyle forest is made up of one forest block. The woodland is located approximately two miles south of Forres, to the south of Rafford, between the A940 towards Grantown on Spey and B9010 towards Elgin. It covers approximately 722 hectares.

The Forestry Commission are hoping to gather feedback and suggestions from locals and woodland users in relation to Newtyle.

Joachim Boehm, Planning Forester for Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District, said: “We are hoping to gather views relating to a wide range of topics, which can include anything from wildlife, recreation or landscape improvements.

The draft plan and maps of the woodland areas are available online on the Forestry Commission Scotland website at www.forestry.gov.uk/scotlandconsultations. Once on the webpage, click Newtyle Hill Design Plan consultation.

All suggestions should be received before the end of March.

For more on this story see 'The Scot' print version on Friday.
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