Supporting Woodland Creation in Scotland – A New Joint Working Agreement with Statutory Consultees

Join us for this seminar that will look to launch a new joint working agreement between Scottish Forestry and the statutory consultees; Historic Environment Scotland (HES), NatureScot and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

This seminar will work through a case study to demonstrate best practice in preparing a woodland creation application, focussing on how and when to engage with the statutory consultees to ensure your application is well designed in response to the site features. The case study will show that when this has been done, there are no surprises or delays when the application is placed on the public register, enabling Scottish Forestry to process applications quickly.

Programme

11:00
Welcome and introductions – Tim Gordon-Roberts MICFor, Adaptation and Resilience Policy Advisor at Scottish Forestry

11:05
View of Owners and Agents – Neil Aitchison MICFor, Senior Forest Manager at Scottish Woodlands & Mark Hamilton, Owner of Mark Hamilton Landscape Services

11:15
Archaeologist’s View – Stephanie Leith, Heritage Officer from the Archaeology Service at East Lothian Council

11:25
SEPA’s View – Alan Farquhar CEnv, Planning & Contaminated Land Manager at SEPA

11:35
NatureScot’s View – Richard Kehoe, Operations Officer (South) at NatureScot

11:45
Conservancy’s View – Tom Hobbs MICFor, Senior Operations Manager (Central Conservancy) at Scottish Forestry

11:55
Q&A

12:00
Close

Please note that there will be a further 10 minutes of questions at the end of this event – this is an optional extra if you are available.

Speakers

Tim Gordon-Roberts MICFor – Adaptation and Resilience Policy Advisor at Scottish Forestry

Tim has worked in forestry for over 20 years in a number of roles across Scotland, England and Wales. He has worked for Scottish Forestry as a Woodland Officer, Regulations Manager and currently works as their Adaptation and Resilience Policy Advisor.

Stephanie Leith – Heritage Officer from the Archaeology Service at East Lothian Council

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Stephanie worked for many years as a field archaeologist in Cambridgeshire and Scotland, before joining East Lothian Council Archaeology Service in 2006. The Archaeology Service covers both East Lothian and Midlothian, and gives advice and information about all aspects of the historic environment. This includes archaeological sites and historic buildings of all periods, from the earliest traces of settlement 10,000 years ago up to the present day, from prehistoric standing stones to World War II airfields.

Tom Hobbs MICFor – Senior Operations Manager (Central Conservancy) at Scottish Forestry

Tom has worked in forestry and land management for over 30 years, both in the private and public sector. He joined Forestry Commission Scotland in 2006 and since then he has held a number of roles within the organisation, the last 11 years spent working as Senior Operations Manager with Scottish Forestry based at Central Scotland Conservancy.

Alan Farquhar – Planning & Contaminated Land Manager at SEPA

Alan is a Chartered Environmentalist with over 30 years of experience in environmental and waste management. For the past 13 years he has managed SEPA’s national planning team which provides advice and guidance on issues within SEPA’s remit to a variety of other agencies such as local authorities, Marine Scotland, and Scottish Forestry.

Neil Aitchison MICFor – Senior Forest Manager at Scottish Woodlands

Neil has worked in the private forestry sector for just over 40 years which has included roles in forest management and the wood processing sector. For the past 13 years he has worked with Scottish Woodlands in the Borders undertaking diverse estate management, woodland creation and restructuring of timber producing plantations.

Richard Kehoe – Operations Officer (South) at NatureScot

Richard has been with NatureScot (and previously SNH) for over twenty years, in a variety of roles across the South of Scotland. He is currently working as an Operations Officer based in the Lothians, dealing with casework relating to designated sites, development management and agri-environment schemes.

Mark Hamilton – Owner of Mark Hamilton Landscape Services


 

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Date And Time

8 February 2023 @11:00 to
8 February 2023 @ 12:00
 

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7 February 2023
 

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