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Housing and Development

We are working to reduce the land constraints to place-making and restrictions to the supply of land for housing. 

Land reform can play an important role in addressing the challenges and helping to deliver well-planned sustainable communities in places people want to live at prices they can afford. We have looked at how high-quality places can be created through bringing Scotland’s vacant and derelict land back into productive use, engaging communities in planning, and improving the ways in which we bring land forward for housing.

A more collaborative approach to place-making is needed in which the public and private sectors share risks and reward to deliver the places Scotland needs.

Scottish Land Commission - Land for Housing and Development: Public Interest Led Development

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Reforming the housing land market to create places people want to live at prices they can afford.

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