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Protecting Important Natural Heritage

17 August 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Important natural heritage in Scotland is protected through a variety of designations. Local Nature Conservation Sites (LNCS) identify locally important natural heritage that could be damaged by development.

While not a statutory designation, the creation of an LNCS can be included in Local Development Plans which local authorities use to grant planning permission.

Despite being the largest local authority in Scotland and having unrivalled areas of natural heritage, The Highland Council is the only local authority which does not currently have an LNCS. We are blessed with a plethora of sites which would meet the criteria for LNCS status, so is it time to establish our first?

The Highland Council will be hosting an online discussion via Microsoft Teams about the importance of protecting our natural heritage. To help structure the discussion, we propose considering Sluggans peatlands (just outside Portree) as The Highlands’ first LNCS.

Protecting Important Natural Heritage

Tuesday 17th August, 10am – 11.30am


Virtual ‘doors open’

Why should we protect our natural heritage?

How are designations used to achieve this?

How is this working in practice elsewhere in Highland?

Sluggans Peatlands – a case study

Q&A and open discussion

Link to MS Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NmM5YjRkNDctZjE5Zi00NGE5LWFjOTctODNmNzE5OGY3ZDYw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2289f0b56e-6d16-4fe8-9dba-176fa940f7c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22088d5713-48bc-4d98-b20b-ba6658a9fde7%22%7d


17 August 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Joe Perry
Katie Andrews


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London, E16 2DQ
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