Stakeholders set for progress report on Borders land use

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There will be a meeting to update stakeholders on the Land Use Strategy pilot on December 16 at council headquarters in Newtown St Boswells at 5.45pm.

It is essential that anyone wishing to attend should register via Eventbrite – http://landuseborderspilot16dec2014.eventbrite.co.uk.

The event will inform the final stage of the pilot project and the programme will comprise three short presentations covering the aim of the Land Use Strategy pilot, the findings from stakeholder engagement and a description of the draft framework.

This will be followed by a question-and-answer session to a panel comprising Sally Thomas (Scottish Government), Professor Chris Spray (University of Dundee), Bob Kay (Tweed Forum) and Andrew Brough (Buccleuch Estates).

The pilot framework and map-based tool is designed to help facilitate land use decision making.

It is non-statutory and non-regulatory, and may act as a guide for land managers.

The findings from stakeholder engagement and the final framework will be submitted to the Scottish Government by the end of March 2015 and may be used to inform the next phase of the National Land Use Strategy from 2016 to 2021.