Felling in Highlandman and Torr Forest. Update October 2017
The harvesting of timber from the woods behind Rhu will start in Spring 2018. The original dates referred to in the maps below will be updated prior to the start of the felling. The construction of the roads to facilitate the removal has already started. A TTMP, Timber Traffic Management Plan will be publishred on the A&B website very soon.
The Contractor, Scottish Woodland Ltd,
is eager to minimise the disruption to the community. However the proposed extraction routes are down Station Road and Pier Road, so there will be disruption.
This map shows the extraction route.
We have also been sent a map showing the
areas for the four felling Phases
Phase 1 - 2015-2019
Phase 2 - 2020-2024
Phase 3 - 2025- 2029
Phase 4 - 2030 - 2014
They have also sent a timber management plan which they prepared for an area in Cardross as an indication what to expect.
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