FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND SEEK VIEWS ON TREE PLANTING GUIDANCE

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Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) are calling for feedback on their new draft guidance note on tree planting on agricultural land from anyone with an interest in land use.

The main aim of the guidance is to allow woodland creation to flourish whilst minimising any adverse impacts it might have on farming, using a more integrated approach that works with the farming community. The guidance has been produced in response to the report of the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group, which was set up explore which types of land are suitable for tree planting.

The draft guidance is available from the FCS website. Feedback and comments should be emailed to weag@forestry.gsi.gov.uk and be received by Monday 3rd June 2013.

Bowlts has many years of experience in making representations and would be happy to offer advice and assistance. Please contact us on 01343 890400 or email enquiries@bowlts.com for more details of how we could help. 

CROFT WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR RESIDENTIAL DWELLING TO NORTH EAST OF DUART, 2 KINLOCHEWE

A croft, extending to 0.51 hectares (1.26 acres), (subdivsion pending), benefiting from Planning Permission in Principle (ref: 19/00857/PIP) for the erection of a detached dwelling house, ideally situated in the village of Kinlochewe.

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UPDATE ON SERVICE DELIVERY AT BOWLTS CHARTERED SURVEYORS

We continue to monitor and act on guidance from the Scottish government, NHS and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients, team and the wider public.

Steps taken include:-

  • our team continue to work in the main, remotely from home;
  • in line with government guidelines, we are avoiding unnecessary travel;
  • physical attendance at conferences and events has been suspended and only essential meetings, such as property viewings for let properties, etc, are being undertaken;
  • recommended hygiene and social distancing procedures are being observed and implemented.

Our remote working systems have operated well, aided to a large part by our capable and highly motivated team, who continue to work hard to ensure that our client service is maintained. We remain very grateful to them for this and for their continued support in what have been challenging times for everyone.

Video call and conference facilities continue to meet our need for meetings and, as everyone has become more used to this way of communicating, have proven highly useful in ensuring business can go on, insofar as possible, as normal. 

In the meantime, our team can still be contacted by way of their usual phone numbers or email addresses, as well as via our main office number.

As always, our principal aim remains to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our team, clients and the wider public, whilst providing the services our clients require.

Thank you for your continued support and please do stay safe.

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