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Jerah Forestry Proposal

Proposed forestry in the hills above Menstrie - Autumn 2014

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UPM Tilhill (the forestry company) have proposed to undertake commercial forestry near the Jerah property on the eastern side of Menstrie Glen.

Various types of trees would be planted in an area bounded by Myreton Hill, the east side of the Menstrie Burn, up past Jerah, almost over to the Sheriffmuir Inn, the Wharry Burn (Glen Tye) and the lower western slopes of Colsnaur Hill.

The highest ground would be left in its present condition (open rough grazing) for walkers and other recreational use. Some paths through planted areas would be re-routed under UPM's proposals.

An area including Myreton Hill would be planted with native broadleaved species or left as open ground.

In January 2013 UPM hosted a meeting with the Forestry Commission, Clacks and Stirling Councils, Friends of the Ochils (FOE), and others, to agree the list of issues to be addressed in an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

UPM hosted a public meeting in October 2013 to publicise the iterations of the woodland design and to answer any queries. Among the changes from previous designs, the proposal of October 2013 put the upper edges of the forestry at a lower altitude to make it less obtrusive when seen from Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.

The statutory consultation process has now been completed and the proposals altered to include the various issues raised during consultation.

UPM invited members of the public and local interest groups to attend a final public consultation meeting between 3pm to 8pm on Thursday 21st August at the Dumyat Centre, Menstrie, to ask any questions or raise any further concerns regarding the proposed woodland.

Forestry Commission Scotland, (Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Road, Perth, PH2 ONJ, 01738 442830), would then allow a further period for submission of written comments, prior to issuing their decision under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations, Scotland 1999.

The Forestry Commission have received the Environmental Impact Assessment and published the documents on their web site.

Previous documents available on this site

Contact details for UPM Tilhill

Andrew Vaughan
District Manager
UPM Tilhill
01786 821666

October 2014

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