Communities have many options to secure and develop land, but the full range of financing models is often not widely known, and there is more scope to develop innovative finance models to support community ownership, according to a new report. Scottish Land Commission chief executive Hamish Trench
The Scottish Land Commission has launched a survey into how community engagement in decisions relating to land is currently undertaken in Scotland and wants to hear from anyone with control over the way land is used or managed. The Commission is supporting land owners, land managers and commun
Large concentrations of land ownership are having significant impacts on local economies and communities across rural Scotland, according to the Scottish Land Commission. A new report published today titled Investigation into the issues associated with Large Scale and Concentrated Land Ownership in
A new Protocol and toolkit that sets out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make better and fairer decisions about land use has launched today by the Scottish Land Commission. The Protocol supports the Guidance on Engaging Communities in decisions
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.
Dr Marie Macklin CBE sits on the Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has started the process of finding 100 sites in Scotland with the best potential for development.
Community ownership should become a normal and realistic option for communities to acquire land and assets, according to recommendations in a new report published today. Prepared for ministers by the Scottish Land Commission, the report follows a review of existing community right to buy mechanisms
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
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.
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
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
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,
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