Public registers

We maintain three public information registers:

Register of legacy grant schemes and Forest Design Plans

This shows:

  • Amendments to Rural Priorities Woodland Creation and Forest Plans
  • Amendments to WGS and SFGS cases
  • Forest District Forest Design Plans (including felling)

When we're prepared to approve an amendment or Forest Design Plan, we add the details of the case to the register. These stay on it for four weeks. We display them again once approved. 

You can see a map that shows the boundary of the application, or a circle showing the location by clicking on the application reference.

Register of felling licence and Forestry Grant Scheme applications

This shows:

  • Felling licence applications (at submission when we are prepared to approve them and when they are approved)

Forestry Grant Scheme applications (when we are prepared to approve them) for:

  • Woodland Creation
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest Plan applications under Woodland Improvement Grant (including felling)
  • Amendments to FGS Woodland Creation contracts
  • Amendments to FGS Agroforestry contracts
  • Amendments to FGS Forest Plans

Consulting about felling licence applications

When we're prepared to approve a felling licence application, details about the application published on this register. These stay on it for four weeks. We display them again once approved.

View the register of felling licence and FGS applications.

Consulting about FGS applications

When we're prepared to approve a Forestry Grant Scheme application, we publish application details on this register. The case details stay on it for four weeks.

Viewing the map

You can also see a map that shows the boundary of the application, view any case documents and make comments electronically directly to the conservancy.

Register of Environmental Impact Assessments

Under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, FCS must show the decisions it makes about whether proposals for certain forestry projects will significantly effect the environment.

You can see details of the case and FCS decision at the initial assessment stage (Opinion).

For cases where consent from FCS to carry out the work is required, details of two further stages are displayed:

  • When the applicant arranges a scoping meeting; and
  • FCS' final decision on whether or not consent will be given to start the work

The register of Environmental Impact Assessments page has more information and access to the register.