Did you know we’ve got a window of opportunity to make huts more available to the people of Scotland? For the first time ever, the Scottish Government has proposed there should be a provision for huts within the Scottish Planning Policy. We’ve teamed up with Friends of the Earth Scotland to launch this e-action where you can add your voice to the call for a framework to support the development of a hutting culture. The consultation on this draft policy closes on 23rd July 2013, so now’s the time to make your views heard.
Some simple changes to planning regulations could mean that more people across Scotland have access to a hut, in the same way as most families do in many parts of Scandinavia. These simple shelters create so many benefits. They are a place to play, to dream, to relax and do practical work – a place where a healthy connection to the outdoors begins. Currently planning and building regulations make this very difficult to achieve in Scotland. But if we give a strong response to the current review of planning policy we might just be able to make the changes needed to allow more people to access these simple, low impact buildings.
Please tweet, post and pass on the call to all hutters, aspiring hutters and hut enthusiasts.