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Moffat
Views sought on Beef Tub proposals

A COMMUNITY consultation on plans for Corehead and the Devil’s Beef Tub has been launched.

In March, the Borders Forest Trust (BFT) announced plans to increase the amount of native woodland on the Corehead land, north of Moffat, alongside a range of other land management measures such as deer fencing and wetland works.

The programme of consultation started with the immediate neighbours who live around the site; but this is now being extended by BFT to the wider community and anyone with an interest in the work.

In response to the plans, a small campaign group has been set up in opposition to the work of BFT.

Members of ‘Save The Beef Tub’ are concerned the fencing will close in the Beef Tub and the planting will obscure the picturesque landmark.

Of the proposals, BFT’s chief executive Charles Dundas said: “Our first priority for feedback was those people who live right beside the boundaries of our site, so that we can shape our plans in a way that works best with our neighbours.

“However, I also really want to hear what people from further afield think; from those who use our site, to those who just like looking out at it.

“We will approach feedback from the wider community in the same collaborative way that we have done with the local residents, so the more views that we can hear the better.”

A copy of the draft map of the new proposals is available online – at www.bordersforesttrust.org/consultation – and also features a series of questions. For a paper copy of the survey call 01835 830750.

Responses will be accepted until June 11.

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