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Strathard Framework

Update: This consultation has now closed.

Over the last two years, we have been working with representatives from communities in Strathard to develop a shared vision for the area which helps to create a healthier and more climate-responsive Strathard that is a great place to live, work and visit.

A steering group made up of representatives from Strathard communities and public agencies has led a lengthy engagement process with key groups throughout 2020 to hear ambitions for the area and explore development opportunities and land use aspirations around this vision.

Following this process, a Framework has now been drafted which sets out areas which are sensitive to or have scope for development or land use change over the next 20 years.  The Framework is about sustainable land use in its widest sense – about how land could be used and managed and the benefits this could provide through promoting nature based solutions and restoring nature. It is also about ensuring we meet the development needs for people living and working here, and for the many people who visit the area to enjoy its awe inspiring landscape and special qualities. More information about the Framework is available in the video presentations below:

  1. What is the Strathard Framework?
  2. Planning issues and drivers in Strathard
  3. Land use issues in Strathard

View the draft Strathard Framework map


Strathard Framework map

The draft Strathard Framework map (also found on page 15 of the Framework document) illustrates the priorities and opportunities in a spatial holistic context and is interactive, so if you wish you can delve into more of the detail and add other layers of data to help you make decisions about your land or form new proposals/projects. The priorities are not shown in any particular ranking of importance. The delivery plan in Appendix 1 (available to download below) begins to consider the anticipated timescales in which these actions could be delivered.

Respond to the consultation

Update: this consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a response. We will now be analysing this feedback and will be in touch with all those who have submitted a response to the consultation shortly with more information on the next steps.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your resposne with us, please contact


On Wednesday 16th June we held a webinar in place of our usual face-to-face consultation sessions to introduce the draft Strathard Framework and answer any questions about the initiatives outlined within it. Thank you to those who joined the webinar live. If you missed the session you can watch it on our Youtube channel.

If you have any questions about the items discussed during the webinar, pelase email


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