Help shape Balcorrach Wood

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Forest Enterprise Scotland is asking local residents to share their views on plans for the proposed Balcorrach Wood at two community drop in sessions. 

The proposed woodland is on the land surrounding Hole Farm, between Lennoxtown and Clachan on Campise.

The consultations will give people the opportunity to have their say on the proposed plans and comment on how the site could be developed to help promote its greater use within the local community. 

Stewart Towers, Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Planning Forester, said:  “The Balcorrach Wood site is part of the community so it’s important to make people aware of the plans and give them the opportunity to get involved and share their suggestions on how it is to be developed. 

“We want people to continue to use the site for their outdoor adventures and activities.  Everyone is welcome so please come along, ask questions and give your feedback."

Community consultations will take place on: 

• Saturday 5th March, 12pm – 4pm at Campsie Memorial Hall, Lennoxtown

• Wednesday 9th March, 4.30pm – 7.30pm at Campsie Glen Community Hall, Haughhead.

Following the consultations and community feedback, Forest Enterprise Scotland will produce a draft land management plan for submission for formal approval. 

For more information on the plans and to take part in an online feedback survey, please visit the page for Balcorrach Wood.

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.