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PE01654: Forestry regulation

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Ian Munn

Status:
Open

Closing Date for Online Petition: 07 June 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to develop a statutory code on stakeholder engagement for the forestry industry based on the CONFOR guidance and provide a role for a Scottish Government body to oversee the implementation of and compliance with the code.

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If you care about the environment, are fed up with dodging potholes on country roads and seeing road verges destroyed by 44-tonne articulated waggons, then please sign this petition. The Scottish Government think nobody cares and therefore won't put the shackles on this unregulated industry - please support this petition and change their minds!

Totally agree.

Mary McCormack

9:57 on 12 May 2017

The roads in Dumfries and Galloway such as the A702, the A712 and the A713 are totally unsuited to the heavy traffic forestry extraction requires. It is now unsafe for ordinary road users to drive, cycle or walk these roads. Forests were planted over 60 years ago with no upgrading of roads in preparation for forest extraction. These roads were built for traffic of 100 years ago - horses and carts with occasional motorised vehicles - not massive timber trucks!

Anna Blyth

9:25 on 04 May 2017

Totally agree

Elizabeth Jones

22:27 on 03 May 2017

The roads in Dumfries and Galloway are disgrace for a euro route

Irene Adamson

22:12 on 01 May 2017

I totally agree with this petition the damage these holes are doing to our car etc is a disgrace

Irene Adamson

17:26 on 01 May 2017

I do not think that any private individual or company should have the right to Destroy large parts of Scotland.

James Magee

14:03 on 01 May 2017

I think you are wrong my friend

TeddyP

11:14 on 01 May 2017

I have been noticing no potholes on my recent countryside travels and do not believe the government should waste resources on this minor problem when we have bigger things to think about. Peace out

Ted Porter

11:12 on 01 May 2017

No company or organisation should be "allowed" to run rough shed over any individual or community regardless of what perceived benefit there is to economy, environment etc. This practise needs to stop and regulations put in place to ensure this no longer the norm.

Tracy Davidson

11:51 on 30 Apr 2017

We have experienced this first hand, noisy machinery working until all hours, single-track roads torn to shreds, historical stone bridge badly damaged, mud and debris left on roads, and wagons which are clearly too big for this type of road. I did report this to the council who made sympathetic noises but then did absolutely nothing. The road is barely passable now with huge potholes - who knows when, if at all, it will get fixed. Why should us taxpayers have to foot the bill for repairs when the timber companies are making huge profits at the expense of local residents. Great time of year also to be doing this - lambing season when there are ewes and lambs loose on the moors! It is time this was regulated.

Linda Whittingham

22:06 on 29 Apr 2017

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