The very first Scottish Rural Parliament Twitter hour will be this coming Tuesday, 17th June 2014 from 9 – 10pm!
The topic is ‘Land use, planning and reform’.
Some of the questions we may pose during the #ruralhour are:
- Land use, planning and land reform are big topics. What interests or impacts you most?
- Different people in a community have different needs for limited land. What is the best way to decide what land is used for?
- The Government wants to see 1 million acres of community-owned land by 2020. How can this be achieved?
- What is the most effective basis of defining ‘public interest’ where state intervention over land use is being considered?
- How best are and can people be engaged and involved in planning decisions for your community?
- What is the one most important thing that could happen in your community to improve issues of land use, planning and reform? Who should do it?
- How could the Scottish Rural Parliament best help Land Reform issues move forward?
You can pose questions too during #ruralhour and we will retweet some of these during the discussion.
Here are some of the things you said about land use, planning and reform in our survey so far:
Land use and planning… sets the framework for (almost) everything else.
If we want to get Scotland moving, we need to move more diversity into ownership of rural land.
With access to land we would be able to tackle a lot of our problems especially affordable housing, also more opportunities for business and renewables.
The key value of rural living and tourism is the landscape and natural environment but this is under constant threat by industrial infrastructure.
Too much productive land is sitting fallow, not purposefully used for many reasons – developers banking land, large land owners ‘protecting’ their assets, restrictive local authority planning conditions, etc.
Promoting best practice for multiple interests to derive multi benefits without polarised views dominating. Collaboration is key.