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Mine Woods - Update on "Woodlot" Proposal

posted 12 Sep 2012, 22:40 by Joanne Green   [ updated 12 Sep 2012, 22:50 ]
Stirling Council attended the August meeting of the Community Council to outline their proposal to lease the area of the Mine Woods east of the Copper Mine path.  The basis of the proposal was that the Scottish Woodlot Association will rent the site from Stirling Council and it in turn will lease the area to a Woodlot licence holder who will be a private individual.  At the meeting, the Community Council and members of the public who attended expressed strong concerns about the proposal and whether or not this would be an appropriate way forward for the sustainable management of Mine Woods.  Stirling Council has since written to the Community Council to confirm that they are withdrawing the woodlot proposal.   The Community Council recognises that there is still a need to look at new ways of managing Mine Woods for the community and has offered to work with Stirling Council to explore possible solutions.  The matter will be discussed at Tuesday night's meeting of the Community Council and we would encourage all residents who have an interest in the future of the Mine Woods to come along and join in the debate.