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ROADS MUST RESPECT THE SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE

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The Scottish Office is committed to roads which respect their surroundings, preserve landscape quality and wherever...
The Scottish Office is committed to roads which respect their surroundings, preserve landscape quality and wherever possible seek to provide opportunities for enhancement, said transport minister James Douglas-Hamilton.

Lord James was commenting on the publication of a review document Cost Effective Landscape - Working with Nature, prepared by The Scottish office national roads directorate.

It is intended that consultation on the guidelines set out in this review document will help to guide the development of future policies.

Lord James said: 'The Scottish landscape is a major national resource. We are all aware of the significant impact that roads can have on the landscape. It is therefore particularly important that roads in Scotland must respect their surroundings, preserve landscape quality and wherever possible seek to provide opportunities for enhancement.
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