Bold action is needed to transform Scotland’s economy to achieve a ‘fair and green recovery’ following COVID-19 and the ways we own and use land are central to this, according to the Scottish Land Commission’s new three-year strategic plan.
Decisions made about land that consider the long-term impact on people’s lives, the environment and local community, will result in greater public benefit, according to a new Land Rights and Responsibilities Protocol published by the Scottish Land Commission.
What is the role of land in enabling, or preventing, the development of new homes in rural Scotland? What opportunities should we be making more of? And what changes need to be made to adequately satisfy housing need in rural communities, both for those who currently live there, and to allow for sus
The Scottish Land Commission has published its interim report which will form the basis of advice to the Scottish Government on the establishment of new Regional Land Use Partnerships. The report sets out the emerging direction of the Commission’s proposals, informed by stakehol
The business model used by most large UK private housebuilders cannot deliver the necessary level of rural housing in Scotland, according to a new report. Published today by Savills for the Scottish Land Commission, ‘The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland’, has
Guidance published this week by the Scottish Land Commission argues that wellbeing should be a central consideration when assessing the business case for developing vacant or derelict land. There are an estimated 11,000 hectares of such land nationally and much of it sits in areas with the greatest
Two new protocols that set out practical expectations for private trusts and charities owning land in Scotland have been published today by the Scottish Land Commission. Designed to ensure that the way land is owned, managed and used, benefits everyone in Scotland, the protocols set out expectations
Scotland’s reliance on the speculative private development model will not help to achieve the level of new homes needed or help build more affordable homes and the whole system requires fundamental reform, according to the Scottish Land Commission.
With the Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development coming in to place last weekend, land commissioner Megan MacInnes looks at what it means for communities and for land reform. Last weekend marked the launch of the latest in the Scottish Government’s land reform toolkit – the Co
Scotland should look to international examples of land ownership, use, and management to inform its land reform programme, the Scottish Land Commission has said. Its report entitled Review of International Experience of Community, Communal and Municipal Ownership of Land identifies three themes wher
Experienced land manager Harriet Donald has joined the Scottish Land Commission to work on proposals for Regional Land Use Partnerships across Scotland. Ms Donald joins on secondment from the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA).