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Vacant and Derelict Land Fund

The Vacant and Derelict Land Fund (VDLF) aims to tackle long-term vacant and derelict land in Scotland. It is an element of the local government settlement and totals:

  • £8.146m in 2012-13
  • £7.484m in 2013-14
  • £10.991m in 2014-15
  • £10.7m in 2015-16
  • £7.835m in 2016-17

The fund is to tackle long term vacant/derelict land, which is intended to stimulate economic growth and job creation, with a focus on temporary and permanent greening, whilst supporting communities to flourish and tackle inequalities.

The following local authorities will receive funding in 2016-17, reflecting the extent of vacant and derelict land in these areas and levels of deprivation:

  • Glasgow - £2.575m
  • North Lanarkshire - £1.982m
  • South Lanarkshire - £0.936m
  • North Ayrshire - £1.427m
  • Fife - £0.915m