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Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement: consultation response report

Published: 28 Sep 2017

Responses to consultation on draft Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement.

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Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement: consultation response report
Annex B – Final Version of the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Vision and Principles

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Annex B – Final Version of the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Vision and Principles

Vision

A Scotland with a strong and dynamic relationship between its land and people, where all land contributes to a modern and successful country, and where rights and responsibilities in relation to land are fully recognised and fulfilled.

Principles

1. The overall framework of land rights, responsibilities and public policies should promote, fulfil and respect relevant human rights in relation to land, contribute to public interest and wellbeing, and balance public and private interests. The framework should support sustainable economic development, protect and enhance the environment, help achieve social justice and build a fairer society.

2. There should be a more diverse pattern of land ownership and tenure, with more opportunities for citizens to own, lease and have access to land.

3. More local communities should have the opportunity to own, lease or use buildings and land which can contribute to their community's wellbeing and future development.

4. The holders of land rights should exercise these rights in ways that take account of their responsibilities to meet high standards of land ownership, management and use. Acting as the stewards of Scotland's land resource for future generations they contribute to sustainable growth and a modern, successful country.

5. There should be improved transparency of information about the ownership, use and management of land, and this should be publicly available, clear and contain relevant detail.

6. There should be greater collaboration and community engagement in decisions about land.


Contact

Email: Chris Bierley, christopher.bierley@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG