Rural Land Strategy- Exhibited November 2017 to February 2018

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Rural land in the Tweed serves a range of functions and values including farming, environmental protection, tourism, rural industries and rural housing. In recent decades, continual pressure to change land uses and develop rural land has seen a noticeable transition in how it is being used, leading to conflict and uncertainty about the future of rural land.

A Rural Land Strategy is being developed to consider these changes and their impact on traditional farming, rural communities and associated industries, and to develop a strategy for the future of rural land in the Tweed. The strategy will establish a contemporary policy to guide the use and development of rural land, balancing its inherent capacity and suitability for specific uses, while considering economic, social, ecological and political outcomes.


The relevance and value of the final strategy will depend upon the extent to which it reflects and responds to the needs, aspirations and concerns of the Tweed's rural communities, and as such, community engagement has an integral role in its development.

On this page, you will find resources and documents to inform you about the core issues relating to the strategic management of rural land in the Tweed, as well as opportunities to provide your feedback at various stages throughout the project.


Rural land in the Tweed serves a range of functions and values including farming, environmental protection, tourism, rural industries and rural housing. In recent decades, continual pressure to change land uses and develop rural land has seen a noticeable transition in how it is being used, leading to conflict and uncertainty about the future of rural land.

A Rural Land Strategy is being developed to consider these changes and their impact on traditional farming, rural communities and associated industries, and to develop a strategy for the future of rural land in the Tweed. The strategy will establish a contemporary policy to guide the use and development of rural land, balancing its inherent capacity and suitability for specific uses, while considering economic, social, ecological and political outcomes.


The relevance and value of the final strategy will depend upon the extent to which it reflects and responds to the needs, aspirations and concerns of the Tweed's rural communities, and as such, community engagement has an integral role in its development.

On this page, you will find resources and documents to inform you about the core issues relating to the strategic management of rural land in the Tweed, as well as opportunities to provide your feedback at various stages throughout the project.


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