From CommonSpace on 2 September 2015 |
Scrutiny begins at Scottish Parliament over proposals to diversify land ownership in Scotland
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT policy team has come under pressure from members of the rural affairs, climate change and environment (RACCE) committee to explain why key land reform proposals have been dropped from the first draft of the Land Reform Bill.
Campaigners are pushing for action to deal with concentration of land ownership, a lack of transparency on ownership, vast tracts of derelict space in urban Scotland, and a right to buy for tenant farmers.
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