Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,
I see from your documentation that you state that
What we will not fund
Local authorities and affiliated bodies, and their statutory and routine activities, will generally
be ineligible for SNH funding where this involves:
• delivery of statutory duties and meeting Scottish Government requirements
including core path plans, development planning, open space strategies, implementation
of biodiversity duty, delivering the Curriculum for Excellence in schools and school
grounds, preparation of LBAP strategies.
• Routine, recurrent activities to improve the management and enjoyment of the
natural heritage including Country and Regional Parks, Ranger services, Access
Officers, Biodiversity Officers, visitor facilities, countryside management, surveys of sites
of local importance.
I'm aware that NESBReC, as part of Aberdeenshire Council, covers pretty much all of the above and has done since 2000, including statutory activities so I'm a wee bit confused why you would publish a list which you know not to be true. I couldn't find any documentation anywhere that explained how certain bodies are exempt and so I would like you to supply the guidelines which allow these exemptions and how any reasonable person would be able to discover that there was a possibility of exemptions for there project.
Dear Mr Lawrie,
Thank you for your request. We will respond as soon and we can and by 24 February at the latest.
Dear Mr Lawrie,
Please find attached our response to your request. Please contact us if you have any further questions or any problems with the attachment.