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Mapping wild land key to safeguarding landscapes

March 19, 2014 9:02 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat member of Holyrood's rural affairs, climateJim HumeJim Hume change and environment committee, Jim Hume MSP, has called for the designation of wild land in Scotland's third National Planning Framework (NPF3). This would create formal recognition of Scotland's wild land.

Speaking after a committee debate in the chamber on the draft third NPF, Mr Hume said:

"It's disappointing that the Scottish Government has failed to commit on the mapping of wild land in NPF3.

"The Minister's reply was to say that he would consult on the issue, but a consultation has already been held which showed that 73% of people supported wild land designation.

"Mapping of wild land is key to safeguarding our most sensitive landscapes. I hope the Minister recognises this and sees sense."