What are the opportunities and threats, how to make sense of all the terms, regulations and procedures, and working with your communities to lead on this and take part in the planning process.
- Community Right to Buy - The Community Right to Buy allows communities with a population of less than 10,000 in Scotland to apply to register an interest in land and the opportunity to buy that land when it comes up for sale. This provides details on the law, guidance and opportunities and considerations.
- An Introduction to the Community Right to Buy (J. & H. Mitchell, W.S.) - To register a community interest in land under the Community Right to Buy, an interested group must form a community body. This Fact Sheet is aimed at anyone who is considering setting up a Community Body to register an interest in land.
- Guide to the planning system in Scotland - Accessible information on how the planning system works, how to apply for planning permission and how decisions are made on planning applications
- Glossary of terms in Scottish Land Law - Trying to make sense of the jargon in land ownership and use policy? This list gives a list of definitions of many of the terms used and their meanings in land law
- Public engagement in planning process - Clear and colourful guide to engaging your community in development plans and how to plan and prepare for this public engagement to make it as effective as possible
Research & Policy
A research report examining the links between community ownership of land and development of associated assets, and the resilience of those communities in rural scotland, from visiting seventeen community land trusts. Includes some important recommendations and suggestions for supporting the development of land ownership and community resilience.
A blog of occassional comments and thoughts on land issues and other stuff from leading researcher, writer and advisor on land rights, Andy Wightman