Halkshill and Blair Park

An application has been made to Central Scotland Conservancy of Forestry Commission Scotland under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 for tree planting and associated works (inc forest roads) on Halkshill and Blair Park Farms.

Halkshill is located immediately to the east of Largs in North Ayrshire and extends to the east along the Greeto and Gogo Waters.

Blair Park is located to the south of Halkshill and north of the A760 Largs to Kilbirnie Road, and extends northwards to the southern boundary of Halkshill.

Please note: the consultation period has ended. You can view copies of all the received representations on Dropbox.

Proposal summary

Halkshill and Blair Park are two large and adjacent upland livestock farms extending to 1,397 ha in total. Within the total farm area, 612 ha (or 44%) is proposed for afforestation with 784 ha retained as open ground. Of the total area of afforestation, 510 ha will be planted with conifers and 102 ha with native broadleaves.

Environmental Statement

You can download the full Environmental Statement from Dropbox. Please note: you don’t have to sign up to access these files – just chose ‘continue to view’.

Copies of the Environmental Statement will be available for public viewing during normal working hours, at the locations below:

Largs Library
26 Allanpark Street
Largs
Ayrshire
KA30 9AG

Tel: 01475 673309

North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 8EE

Tel: 01294 310000

Forestry Commission Scotland
Central Scotland Conservancy
Bothwell House
Hamilton Business Park
Caird Park
Hamilton
ML3 0QA

Tel: 0300 067 6006

Copies of the Environmental Statement can be purchased and are available at a cost of £200 hard copy or £10 CD from:

Tilhill Forestry Ltd
1 Duckburn Park
Stirling Road
Dunblane
Perthshire
FK15 0EW

Tel: 01786 821666

Environmental Statement extracts

Questions and comments

Any comments should be submitted to the Conservator, at the Forestry Commission Central Scotland Conservancy office listed above.

Tel: 0300 067 6006 

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