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S5W-00424: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions landowners have (a) turned down and (b) failed to comply with management agreements offered since 2004; on what sites, and for what features.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 16 June 2016

Operational responsibility for land management agreements lies with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

In relation to instances where landowners have turned down management agreements, SNH have advised that instances would be small as early discussion would normally identify any difficulties.

SNH’s compliance monitoring programme has detected 46 instances since 2004 of land managers not fully complying with the terms of their management agreements.

I have asked the Chief Executive of SNH to write to the member in order to provide further details on the information requested.