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Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS)
We are writing to you as contact for your local Community Council.
We wanted to make you aware that Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) have launched a 12 week consultation on its Draft Communities Strategy for Scotland’s National Forests and Land on 31 May 2022. Forestry and Land Scotland is the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing the public forests and lands owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland.
The Strategy sets out the principles and strategic priorities for how we work with communities. The Communities Strategy will sit alongside FLS’ Visitor Services Strategy, and will focus on how communities can get more involved in the decisions, management and use of the national forests and Land
We are looking for input to the FLS Communities Strategy to ensure we have a robust structure to guide the development of FLS Communities Action Plan, to help deliver the objectives of local communities alongside our own. If your Community Council is interested in submitting a response to the consultation you can do so online, or via our Communities mailbox (email@example.com). The consultation is open until 23 August 2022.
If you would like to share the information, we have posted the link to the Strategy consultation on Facebook and Twitter, or if you would like to circulate to your wider community, we would highlight that:
- FLS is consulting on its Draft Communities Strategy, setting out the principles and strategic priorities for how we work with communities to make best use of Scotland's national forest and land
- FLS is looking for input from as wide an audience as possible to inform the Strategy, which will form the structure for development of a Communities Action Plan.
- FLS would be keen to hear from both local communities and communities of interest about how they can get more involved in the national forests and land.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information.
Jayne McDonald | Administration Officer
Forestry and Land Scotland, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW
Passivhaus Bill Consultation Launched - Please Share Your Views
From ',this)">Rowley A (Alex), MSP on 12/05/2022 16:34
Dear Kenmore and District Community Council,
I am writing to you with regards to a proposal I have brought forward for consultation that would introduce new minimum energy efficiency standards for all new house building in Scotland and to ask specifically if you have any views on this proposal.
I believe this proposal would bring huge benefits to the way we consume energy delivering the real effect of cutting household energy bills and ensuring our housing stock is fit for the future.
This is why I am introducing a proposal for The Domestic Building Environmental Standards (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament for consultation.
My Private Member’s Bill would see all new housing built to the internationally recognised Passivhaus standard or a Scottish equivalent in order to improve energy efficiency and thermal performance.
My Bill would mean that every new home, whether they be built by councils, housing associations or the private sector, would have to be built to verifiable high energy efficiency standards. This would dramatically cut fuel bills and reduce emissions whilst ensuring that there is no need for expensive retrofitting in future.
The cheapest energy is always the energy we don’t use in the first place, and this is why it is crucial we take steps to cut household fuel consumption.
We must, of course, ensure all homes are properly insulated and energy efficient but we must break the retrofitting cycle otherwise we will be dealing with the backlog of existing homes requiring retrofitting forevermore. My Bill will ensure the homes of tomorrow do not get added to the ever-growing list of inefficient homes requiring government investment.
The consultation on this proposed Bill has now launched, and I would be extremely grateful for you to take part in sharing your views. I would also appreciate you could share this consultation with any interested parties you know of.
To take part in the consultation please complete the survey which can be found at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BuildingStandards/
For full details of the proposal please visit: www.parliament.scot/passivhaus-bill
Alex Rowley MSP
Office of Alex Rowley MSP, Mid Scotland and Fife
0131 348 6827 / 01592 786725
Regional Office: Ore Valley Business Centre, 93 Main Street, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9AF
Parliamentary Office: M1.04, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
To find out more please visit: www.alexrowley.org