Planning for a Greener Southwest Scotland Conference – Monday, 3rd November 2014

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Scotland’s natural environment is one of its finest assets. At present the way that information about key species and habitats is incorporated into the decision-making process varies greatly across the country. The conference will explore the issues relating to collating, sharing and using information about the natural environment in decision-making, the legal duties and responsibilities for organisations and highlight examples of best-practice.


  • Keynote speech – Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change.
  • The Scottish Biodiversity Strategy and the ‘biodiversity duty’ for public authorities.
  • The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and its role in data sharing
  • Local hubs for environmental information – the role of local records centres.
  • The Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum – bringing together data providers, managers and users to identify problems and solutions affecting the flow of environmental data.
  • Use of environmental data in the planning process by developers and Local Authorities.


Lochside House Hotel is a stunning venue set in an outstanding loch-side location. Conveniently located just off the A76 NW of New Cumnock.


Delegates £25

SUP member (individual/corporate) Free

Book tickets HERE

For more information, please contact Mark Pollitt at DGERC (01387 760274 or

Click HERE for more information.


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