Planning policy and wild land - overview

Published: 21st July 2015

Find out about our work to influence national, regional and local planning policies to better protect wild land.

We work to influence national, regional and local planning policies so these better reflect the importance of wild land - one current example is the proposed Planning (Scotland) Bill. Find out more here

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A key part of our work in recent years was campaigning for the Scottish Government to recognise the importance of wild land in national planning policy. This helped lead to the adoption of the Scottish Natural Heritage map of Wild Land Areas.

A number of cases have led us to being concerned about fair decision making in the planning process and we are campaigning for equal rights in the planning system.

We also work on issues related to "Protected Areas" - areas designated to meet the needs of international directives and treaties, national legislation and policies for natural landscapes and wildlife.

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