CCDT: COILHALLAN WOOD PROJECT
Update: The full application to Forest Land Scotland (fls) to transfer Coilhallan Wood to community ownership is now available.
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These documents are also available on the FLS website. FLS received 31 responses, which are available on their website.
We learned a lot from talking to people across the community and are now working on the final submission to Forestry and Land Scotland to update earlier proposals and include the new suggestions. The full proposals will be posted on their website and we will publish them here too. The independent panel that decides asset transfers will meet in August 2019 to decide if Coilhallan Wood will become Callander's community wood.
Coilhallan is a mixed woodland to the south west of Callander, close to the High School, Primary School and Leisure Centre. It is already well-used and has a network of paths and a car park off Invertrossachs Road at its western edge.
Our aim is to manage the wood sustainably to make it a more attractive and enjoyable place for both residents and visitors, while protecting and enhancing its wildlife. We believe this can be done more effectively, through a community enterprise with the support of volunteers, than is possible under the current management by Forest Enterprise.
A feasibility study, completed in 2017, supports this view and shows how the wood could be acquired, funded and managed to the benefit of Callander.
A Community Woodland Group, made up of local people with a wide range of interests and skills, is looking at the study’s proposals in more detail.
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