Land Reform

Land owners should be residents. Scotland is being sold abroad.

Land owners should be local people who are involved and invest in the land and local communities.

A percentage of large private estates must be used for community benefit.

When you build a new housing estate, a percentage of it must be set aside for affordable housing; it should be the same for land. There is a ‘Right to Roam’ but a lot of estates don’t promote this.

Estate owners should engage more with the communities, such as with dry stone dyking courses leading to accreditation.

 

Why the contribution is important

This is important as local land should be available for local people.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 27, 2015 at 09:42AM

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  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 November 10, 2015 at 15:27

    Idea from Fairer Scotland Dumfries Planning Event:

    There should be a tax for land to make sure that any profits come back into the communities. There is also a shortage of allotments. If land owners let it goes to waste then it disrupts the environment. Tax breaks are too high for land owners and tax should be increased to pay back into the community for taking the land from the community.

    Registered land ownership should be added back into draft legislation.
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