This briefing provides an overview of Scottish Environment LINK’s document ‘Living with the seas’, which summarises LINK’s expectations for Regional Marine Planning and presents a vision of how and why the ecosystem approach should be incorporated into the design and implementation of marine spatial planning in Scotland.
On 19 March, the Minister for Local Government and Housing sent a letter to Bob Doris MSP, Convener of the Local Government and Communities Committee on the issue of Equal Rights of Appeal in response to the oral evidence that had been provided to the Committee in the context of its ongoing scrutiny of the Planning … Read More »
A briefing by Scottish Environment LINK’s Planning Group for Members’ Business S5M-10364, in the name of Monica Lennon MSP, on ‘Incinerators, Public Health and Planning in Scotland’, 14 March 2018
LINK members take note of the introduction of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (hereafter the Bill). From an environmental outcomes perspective, we agree with the position of the Scottish Government, that the process of the UK exiting the EU would be most effectively achieved through the European Union (Withdrawal) … Read More »
Environment Links UK Briefing, November 2017.
Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s Wildlife Crime report for 2015-16, and notes the continued improvement in explanation and detail. We commend the efforts made by Police Scotland and COPFS, often with the expert assistance of PAWS partners, in securing the convictions of a number of wildlife criminals during the course … Read More »
A briefing by LINK’s Marine Group, setting out their vision for Scotland’s seas – October 2017
Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group welcome the strides taken by Scottish Government to establish a world leading network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that is ecologically coherent and well-managed. As part of a wider approach to marine conservation, the MPA network is crucial to help halt and reverse the environmental decline in Scotland’s seas and … Read More »
A briefing for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee Debate on Deer Management in Scotland, taking place in Parliament on Tuesday 2 May 2017.
Summary LINK Marine Group members welcome the Scottish Government’s progress towards establishing the Climate Change Plan (RPP3), particularly recognising policies and plans for enhancing forestry and peatland carbon stores. We are therefore concerned that the draft plan does not include recognition of habitats that serve as blue carbon stores. The Climate Change Plan should therefore: … Read More »