Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) maintains three public information registers:
- The register of grant schemes (formerly contained felling proposals)
- The Register of Felling Licence applications
- The register of Environmental Impact Assessments
Register of grant schemes and felling
The most commonly displayed applications are for:
- Woodland Creation, now under Rural Development Contracts – Rural Priorities Amendments to WGS and SFGS cases
- Applications to prepare Forest Plans under RDC-RP Woodland Improvement Grant (including felling)
- Forest District Forest Design Plans (including felling)
When FCS is prepared to approve an application, we add the details of the case to the Register and these remain on it for four weeks. We display the case details again once we approve the application.
You can see a map that shows the boundary of the application or a circle showing the location by clicking on the application reference.
A full list of application types and access to the register is given on the Register of Grant Schemes page
Register of Felling Licence applications
This register displays only details of Felling Licence applications in Scotland.
When Forestry Commission Scotland is prepared to approve a Felling Licence application, and the case reaches the Public Consultation stage, details about the application are automatically added this Register. The case details remain on this Register for a period of four weeks and will be displayed again if we approve the application.
You can also see a map that shows the boundary of the application, view any case documents and make comments electronically directly to the Conservancy
Register of Environmental Impact Assessments
Under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, FCS must show the decisions it makes about whether proposals for certain forestry projects will have a significant effect on the environment.
You can see details of the case and FCS’ decision at the initial assessment stage (Opinion).
For those cases where consent from FCS to carry out the work is required, details of two further stages are displayed:
- When the applicant arranges a scoping meeting; and
- FCS' final decision on whether or not consent will be given to start the work
The register of Environmental Impact Assessments page has more information and access to the register.