From industry to recreation, from farms to allotments and from machair to peat bogs, Scotland’s land is an important national resource. We therefore must ensure sustainable land use through releasing economic potential, community engagement and effective environmental regulation.
Our Land Quality EAG is action focused and aims to encourage the use, and reuse, of land ensuring that human health and the environment are protected. By providing continuity, the EAG promotes a better understanding of land quality and policy to the public and regulators.
The current Chair of our Land Quality EAG is Roslyn McIntosh, Inverclyde Council.
The EAG meets quarterly on the first Wednesday in February, May, August and November. Minutes are available to Members and Affiliates by e-mailing Dr Geeta Puri, Policy and Development Officer.
The Group have produced a general Land Quality leaflet. It’s purpose is intended to provide an overview of land quality, its policy context and relevant links to regulations.
The leaflet is copyrighted however, EPS is happy for it to be reproduced by non-commercial users, in full or part, provided EPS is cited as the author. Feedback is welcome as we will review their format and content annually to ensure they meet the needs of our members and legislation information is up to date.
Two useful looking European Environment Agency (EEA) soil reports have now been published.
|Scottish Soils Website||www.soils-scotland.gov.uk|
|Scotlands Environment Web||www.environment.scotland.gov.uk|
|Scottish Contaminated Land Forum||http://www.sclf.co.uk|
|Scottish Contaminated Land Regulations (Part IIA)||www.gov.scot/Publications/2006/06/05131212/0|