Last edited 02 Feb 2018

Scottish Natural Heritage


[edit] Introduction

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is the public body responsible for advising the Scottish government on its natural heritage, which includes its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. It describes its mission as: ‘All of nature for all of Scotland’.

[edit] Purpose

The purpose of Scottish Natural Heritage is to:

  • Promote the care for and improvement of the natural heritage.
  • Help people enjoy the natural heritage responsibly.
  • Enable a greater understanding and awareness of the natural heritage.
  • Promote the sustainable use of the natural heritage, now and for future generations.

[edit] Corporate plan

The Scottish Natural Heritage Corporate plan for 2012 to 2015 sets out 12 objectives for supporting the Government Economic Strategy, with the intention of focusing ‘…the Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth’, and in particular the benefits of securing ‘…a high quality environment and a sustainable legacy for future generations’.

The Business Plan for 2014/15 describes how Scottish Natural Heritage will deliver the Corporate Plan.

[edit] Organisational structure

Scottish Natural Heritage is run by a Chief Executive with three directors who manage the key work streams:

  • Operations.
  • Policy and advice.
  • Corporate services.

[edit] Development advice

Scottish Natural Heritage plays a key role in the planning process and has produced a range of documents and other guidance for planners and developers.

[edit] Find out more

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