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PE01654: Forestry regulation

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Ian Munn


Date Lodged: 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.

Petition History:


22 June 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Confor, Forestry Commission Scotland, Forestry Contractors Association, Scottish Timber Trade Association, Woodland Trust, the Royal Scottish Forestry Society and relevant local authorities.  Link to Official Report 22 June 2017 

7 December 2017: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the majority of written responses received do not support the action called for in the petition. Link to the Official Report 7 December 2017 

Written Submissions:


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!

Keep your forests, they can soon go !

David Billington

12:31 on 03 Jun 2017

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


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

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