Please help us change the law to bring greater control over the construction of Hilltracks.
LINK’s Hilltracks subgroup has been monitoring the spread of new Hilltracks for the past 3 years. We have now published our Changing Tracks report which sets out the results of our monitoring and calls for a change in the law to remove permitted development rights from agricultural tracks.
We now have a unique opportunity to raise this issue in the Scottish Parliament and change the law.
The Planning Bill is currently passing through the Scottish Parliament and Andy Wightman MSP has tabled an amendment which would finally bring such tracks fully into the planning system. This amendment (no 165) will be debated in the parliamentary committee in September.
What you can do
To demonstrate public support for our report and also for this amendment to make sure it’s passed lend your name to our e-action now asking your MSP to support this amendment and protect iconic landscapes (see link below)
The LINK Hilltracks campaign supports Andy Wightman’s amendment.
In addition to donations from the organisations participating in this project, funding has been generously provided by the British Mountaineering Council and the Scottish Mountaineering Trust.