Vol. 1 No. 1 (2007)

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Big plans and little plans: delivering land use change designed by landscape ecology

Published December 31, 2007
Author
Duncan Stone
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landuse planning connectivity incentive network woodland
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Stone, D. (2007). Big plans and little plans: delivering land use change designed by landscape ecology. Landscape & Environment, 1(1), 68–74. Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/landsenv/article/view/2214

In this paper I describe some of the ways in which landscape ecology principles have been incorporated into land use planning and change. In Scotland we have tried developing landscape-scale or
regional plans for land use change to resolve issues of habitat fragmentation – the ‘big plans’ of the
title. We have also developed ‘little plans’ – much smaller proposals based on individual designated
sites. My conclusion is that both of these approaches are weak in directing land use change at the
scale necessary, and that a system which ‘scores’ land manager-generated proposals is a more useful
new approach.

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