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Good Practice
Buccleuch Langholm Moor Sale – Creating opportunities through community engagement
Tenant Farming
Examples of the eligibility of items that might be included under the Amnesty

Examples of the eligibility of items that might be included under the Amnesty

Ownership
Issues with Inalienability: Portobello High School

The City of Edinburgh Council proposed to use Portobello Park as the site for the new Portobello High School. However the land was not designated as a possible site for a new school.

Housing & Development
Raining Stairs, Inverness

Redevelopment of derelict land brings affordable housing back into Inverness city centre

Good Practice
Savills involvement in Community Engagement
Housing & Development
Shettleston Growing Project

Shettleston Growing Project have used reclaimed contaminated land to provide an urban garden for the community

Ownership
West Harris Trust

The West Harris Trust was formed in 2008 to purchase three crofting estates belonging to the Scottish Government.

Housing & Development
Wishawhill Wood Pump Track, Wishaw

Creating a world-class community facility on a vacant and derelict site providing a place where young people are welcome and are free to learn new biking skills

Housing & Development
Dalmarnock: a masterplanning approach

Clyde Gateway is a public urban regeneration agency in Glasgow’s east end and Rutherglen, which worked on the South Dalmarnock Integrated Urban Infrastructure Framework masterplan to unlock development opportunities in an area of significant post-industrial decline and dereliction.

Good Practice
Findrassie Master-planned Neighbourhood, Elgin
Ownership
France – Municipal management of collective ownership structures

In France, there is a core distinction between forest land and ‘other’ land (i.e. rural lands, farm land, etc.) which dates back to the French Revolution. In 2001, a new ‘Forest Law’ was passed in France, which introduced the expectation of forest owners to implement multifunctional forest plans, including responsibilities for providing access and environmental protection.

Housing & Development
Fort William 2040: better proposals, better outcomes

Wider community engagement on placemaking as part of the Fort William 2040 project coincided with engagement on a particularly significant development for the Fort William community.

Ownership
Germany – Municipal landownership and administration

The non-profit sector has a long tradition in Germany and it takes on greater significance for society, politics and economy than in many other countries. More recently, there has been growing concern about the need to change how public land is owned and administered, particularly in the current context of high demand for land and affordable housing in urban areas.

Good Practice
Timber Eiggxport

Community landowners Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust have worked with Scottish Forestry to design a Forest Plan which includes a phased programme of harvesting over 20 years to make sustainable use of the forest.

Good Practice
Doune Ponds – Managing the Land in Partnership: Moray Estates and Doune Community Woodland Group
Ownership
Mexico – Communal agrarian tenure (Ejido system)

Mexico has a long history of development of policies with regards to land tenure. One example is ejidos, now effectively a form of social and private property that contain a mix of individually parcelled land (made possible by the 1992 reform) and some land which is held and used communally.

Good Practice
Timber Transport Forum – Developing consultation and engagement guidance
Housing & Development
Winchburgh: building long term community relationships

The Winchburgh project is a substantial extension to a small existing settlement in West Lothian where the lead developer has put great emphasis on community engagement.

Ownership
Norway – Municipal ownership and commonage

The history of common landownership and governance in Norway is extensive and predates legal structures, but it is considered to have fostered a ‘co-owner’ agrarian system and society.

Good Practice
Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn – Galson Estate Trust

Established in 2007 to manage the Galson Estate on the Isle of Lewis for and on behalf of the community.

Good Practice
Cumbernauld Living Landscapes Partnership – Natural Connections

A living landscape partnership approach to bring different landowners together to develop volunteer-led conservation

Good Practice
East Neuk Community Action Plan

East Neuk Community Action Plan is an aspirational initiative to develop a long term vision and strategy for East Neuk area of Fife