3. Policy Context
It is important to note that the 1 million acre has the potential to deliver to a wide range of wider policy outcomes, most notable Scotland's National Performance Framework, Government Economic Strategy and the Programme for Government. A summary of the policy context is shown in fig.1 below.
Fig 1: 1 Million Acre Policy Context:
|Scottish Government Purpose:||The Purpose of the Scottish Government is to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.|
|The 1m Acre target contributes to the following National Outcomes:||We have strong, resilient and supportive
communities where people take responsibility for their own
actions and how they affect others.
We live in well-designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need.
We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people
Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs
We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations
|Scottish Government national plans, policies, key legislation and strategies with community land ownership element:||Scotland's Economic Strategy, Programme for Government 2014-15|
|Community Empowerment Action Plan 2009||Regeneration Strategy 2011||Scottish Forestry Strategy 2006||Land Use Strategy 2011||Scottish Rural Development Programme (inc LEADER) 2014-2020||1 Million Acre Target Strategy||Joint Housing delivery Plan for Scotland 2015|
|Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 2015||C ommunity Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015||Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003||Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Act 1997||National Planning Framework 2014|