Please help us change the law to bring greater control over the construction of hill tracks.
LINK’s Hill Tracks subgroup has been monitoring the spread of new hill roads for the past three years. We published our Changing Tracks report which set out the results of our monitoring and called 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 amendments which would finally bring such tracks fully into the planning system. These amendments (numbers 14-18) will be debated by the full parliament in June.
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.