Public registers

From 26 November, a two week extension will be in place on end dates to newly published public register consultations to account for the festive period.

 

We maintain three public information registers:

Register of legacy grant schemes and Forest Plans

This shows:

  • Amendments to Rural Priorities Woodland Creation and Forest Plans
  • Amendments to Woodland Grant Scheme (WGS) and Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme (SFGS) cases
  • Amendments to Dedications
  • New and amended Forest Enterprise Land Management Plans (previously Forest Design Plans)
  • New and amended Forestry Grant Scheme Long-term Forest Management Plans

All Forest Plans include felling operations. When we're prepared to approve a new or amended Forest 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 (FGS) woodland creation 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
  • Amendments to FGS Woodland Creation contracts
  • Amendments to FGS Agroforestry contracts

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.

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

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 Forestry (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, FCS must show the decisions it makes about whether proposals for certain forestry projects will significantly impact the environment.

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