LINK Parliamentary Briefing for the Local Government and Regeneration Committee on Planning controls for Hill Tracks
LINK’s Hilltracks Campaign Group calls on the Scottish Government to bring to an end the current unregulated system for vehicular track construction which allows landowners to build tracks without any public oversight, and instead to bring their construction into the planning system.
Their report ‘Track Changes’ gives photographic evidence of the damage caused to landscapes, wildlife and habitats across Scotland by some of these tracks and aims to persuade the Scottish Government to remove permitted development rights from such tracks and enable proper public scrutiny of any future plans.
Read our latest Friends of the Scotsman article on land use and hill tracks: One step towards getting land use on the right track
Read LINK’s comments on the Garrogie Estate hill track proposal
Read our article in the Friends of the Scotsman section – Battle for control of iconic landscape