Tuesday 28 September 2021 12:30 PM
- VIRTUAL -
Over 20% of Scotland is covered in peat, much of this being in the Highlands & Islands. Peatlands in good condition actively remove carbon from the atmosphere, while poorly designed and managed development on peat results in carbon emissions. Understanding the statutory framework for peat is critical to anyone involved in developments on ‘greenfield’ sites.
Susan Haslam of SEPA is responsible for providing advice to planning authorities on peat issues in the Highland & Islands area. Susan will explain the policy and guidance that applies when considering developments on peat and will give examples of best practice.
Mairi Mackenzie, Contracts Manager at Duncan Mackay & Sons, has extensive experience of managing peat excavation and restoration works and will share her lessons learned.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the online presentation.