13 MAY 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16266
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Sunart Community Company (SCCo) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase a plot of land of approximately 0.14 hectares adjacent to the old schoolhouse in Strontian.
Administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the NFLS gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy or lease national forest land on the basis that it provides increased public benefits.
SCCo exists to benefit the local community through the ownership, development and management of local land and assets. The Company is yet to work up detailed proposals for the site but expects to reflect and established village interest and focus on a community growing project, which will improve community health and resilience.
A 28-day open consultation period is required by the scheme and public comments on any aspect of the proposal are welcome.
Details of the application can be viewed on line at www.forestry.gov.uk/nfls and all comments on the proposals detailed in the application must be submitted by Tuesday 10 June 2014.
Responses and comments should be addressed to Malcolm Wield, Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Conservancy, 'Woodlands', Fodderty Way, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9XB or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Forestry Commission Scotland has a policy of making these comments publicly available, unless requested to keep comments confidential.
For more information about the application, visit http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/communities/national-forest-land-scheme-nfls/current-applications (under the heading ‘Sponsored Sale of Surplus Land’)
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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland