Scottish Land Commission

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With the Scottish Land Commission being asked to advise the Scottish Government on the establishment of regional land use partnerships, chief executive Hamish Trench looks at what the body will need to consider. The Scottish Land Commission is shaping a coherent programme of land reform spanning urb

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Land reform can unlock opportunities to create resilient and empowered communities, improve productivity and reduce inequality, a national conference will hear today. Hamish Trench, chief executive of the Scottish Land Commission, was speaking at its conference in Edinburgh. In his address, he said

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The steps needed to bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandoned have been published in a new report.

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Ways in which Scotland can successfully harness land value capture to create places where people want to live are being explored by the Scottish Land Commission. Focus on how to capture the increase in the value of land due to publically created uplifts such as improved infrastructure, planning perm

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The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has started the process of finding 100 sites in Scotland with the best potential for development. There are more than 3600 sites on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey, ranging in size from under one hectare up to more than 100 hectares.

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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 today launched their innovative pa

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The introduction of a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power would tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels of vacant and derelict land in town centres and communities across Scotland, according to the Scottish Land Commission. In a report published today, the public body has argued that

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