Scottish Land Commission

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Land value taxation could help deliver Scotland’s land reform objectives and raise revenue in a more progressive way, according to a new report. With a total estimated value of around £5 trillion, or just over half of the total net worth of the UK, land is the most valuable asset in the UK.

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Two Scottish land and environment bodies have set their sights on finding ways to bring derelict and vacant land equivalent to twice the size of Dundee back into productive use. The Scottish Land Commission and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have launched their innovative partners

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Image: Tom Manley for Scottish Land Commission The Scottish Land Commission has called for a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power to be introduced to tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels of vacant and derelict land in town centres and communities across Scotland.

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The Boathouse at Alva. Image: Scottish Land Commission As community groups across Scotland are opening up their doors showcasing what happens on community owned land in the first Community Land Week, Scottish Land Commissioner, Megan MacInnes looks at the importance of community land ownership and i

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The deadline for submitting evidence on the impacts of concentration of land ownership in Scotland is fast approaching. Scotland’s land reform body, the Scottish Land Commission, has been running a call for evidence on the impacts of the concentration of land ownership in Scotland. People have unt

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Effective approaches for Scotland to use publicly created increases in land value to help finance the infrastructure needed to deliver new housing and other development have been highlighted in a report published today. Written for the Scottish Land Commission by a team from Heriot-Watt University,

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The Scottish Land Commission has begun work on developing proposals for new Compulsory Sale Order (CSO) power to make use of derelict and urban vacant land. CSOs would be a new legal mechanism available to local authorities to require abandoned buildings or small plots of land, that have been dereli

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The Scottish Land Commission has announced a free day-long seminar on public interest-led development, bringing together developers, local authorities, architects, surveyors, investors and members of the public. The seminar, taking place in Glasgow on 25 April 2018, will consider:

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