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Publication - Research Publication

Engaging and empowering communities and stakeholders in rural land use and land management in Scotland

Published: 29 Jul 2016
Part of:
Farming and rural, Research
ISBN:
9781786522603

Report on how best to assist rural communities to engage with decisions on land use and land management.

136 page PDF

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136 page PDF

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Engaging and empowering communities and stakeholders in rural land use and land management in Scotland
Annex 12 Summary of success story survey

136 page PDF

1.5MB

Annex 12 Summary of success story survey

Table 23: Summary of projects that responded to the online success story survey

Place on Empowerment framework

Case code

Focus of project

Scale

Who in decision group

Influence of others

Named engagement method

Approach

Professional Facilitation

Sign off held by

Projects view of other interests/ communities

Support provided

Who is responsible for implementation

Accountable to

Capacity building

New structure

Planning land use and land management

Implementing land use and land management

Shared planning and shared implementation - co-production

1

Landscape Project

Land-

scape

35 in a mix of key interests

Share

decision making

None specified

Deliberative process of multiple workshops

Yes independent

The group of 35

Partners

Yes

35 in a mix of key interests

Wider Community

Yes

New Charity

10

National Park

Land-scape

45 mix of key interests

Unusual partners:

Business interests

Airport

Aggregates

Concession-aires

Share

Decision Making

Co-production via Stakeholder Dialogue

Co-production with deliberative and consensus process across 3 workshops

Independent professional

The group of 45

Partners

Not known

Interim Management Group (interests/types and role agreed by 45

The broad stakeholder group of 45

Not yet

A new entity will be set up but form to be worked out

Shared decision making - environmental professional organisations responsible for delivery

4

Landscape Project

Land-

scape

Multiple organisations

Unusual partners : Arts Council

Share

Decisions

Consultation

Providing info and suggestions

None Specified

Various

Yes

Independent

Varies

Some partners

Some beneficiaries

Yes

Multiple organisations

Self-organised user/community provision

6

Community buy out of green space

Local

Community Organisation

None specified

Chaired

Public Body

No

Not got to this stage yet

7

Buy -outs of forest land

Community Organisations

To provide information and suggestions

None Specified

Public Body signs of plans

Yes

The community organisation

Once plan signed off to themselves and their community

Likely

8

Energy efficient community building project

Local

Community Organisation

Sharing decisions and providing suggestions

Consensus Techniques

Involved over 25% of community

Independent

Community Organisation

Partners and beneficiaries

Yes

Skilled members of community

Community and stakeholders

Yes

Development Trust (Charity and Ltd Co)

All design. Community/Stakeholders Deliver

9

Community recreation area

Local

National Park and Ltd Company

Consulted so can provide suggestions

None Specified

Community and stakeholder consultation exercises

Chaired

National Park Committee

Beneficiaries

Yes

Community

The community

Yes

Social Enterprise and Ltd Co

Environmental Professionals from public bodies and third sector hold main responsibility to plan and implement

2

Landscape Initiative

Land-

scape

Steering Group of usual organisations

Consultation

Providing info and suggestions

None Specified

Various information gathering methods

Yes initial independent then

within project

Steering Group

Beneficiaries

Yes

Steering Group

Board

Yes - advice

5

Getting a protected nature site in good condition

Local

Public body and private landowner

Kept informed,

Volunteering, outdoor learning

None Specified

Information provision via newsletters education days

A public body

Beneficiaries

Workers

A public body

11

National project to restore river habitats and species, address pollution and wildlife crime

Multiple protected areas

22 partners in the project

Consulted so can provide suggestions

None specified

1:1 meetings

Consultation

Information provision

Workshops at site level

Chaired

Public Body

Beneficiaries

Yes

The project

Public Body

Yes

13

Research Environmental data

National

Partnership of public body, researchers,

industry

To provide information and suggestions

None

Collaboration

Public Body

Mixed

National

Local Groups

12

Wildlife Management Project

Land-scape

National Group and

Local Management Groups

Stakeholder share decisions

Communities provide suggestions

1:1 meetings

Public meetings

Presentations

Public Body

Some partners

Some beneficiaries

Yes

Groups of farmers, crofters, landowners and public body and NGO

National Group

Not yet

Too soon to say

Too soon to say or unclear (and would need more investigation)

Too soon to say

3

Env Forum supporting a new trail

To be determined

Consultation

None specified

Various information and opinion gathering

Too soon to say

A public body

Yes

Not got to this stage yet

Unclear

14

Species

National

Broad group of Public bodies, Researchers, NGOs, land managers/owners

Provide information

None specified

Chaired Steering Group

Workshops

Seminars

Meetings

Questionnaire

Chaired

Unclear- Possibly Chair of the Group

Providers of information and comment

Expenses for some Steering Group Members

Steering Group

Day to day work by project staff

SNH & Scottish Government

No

No


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