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Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey 2013

Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey 2013

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ISBN: 9781782567547

The SVDLS statistics report on the extent and state of urban vacant and derelict land in Scotland and the amount of land that has been reclaimed on an annual basis.

Executive Summary

The amount of derelict and urban vacant land in Scotland decreased by 187 hectares or 1.7 per cent, to 11,114 hectares in 2013.

The amount of land brought back into use of 402 hectares was greater than the 189 hectares of new land reported by local authorities. This alongside a decrease in the size of existing sites of 26 hectares, contributed to the overall decrease in derelict and urban vacant land.

Of the 11,114 hectares of derelict and urban vacant land recorded in the 2013 survey, 2,355 hectares (21%) were classified as urban vacant and 8,759 hectares were classified as derelict (79%).