Publication - Independent report

One million acres by 2020: strategy report and recommendations

Published: 11 Dec 2015

A report of the findings and recommended actions from the 1 Million Acre Short Life Working Group to get 1 million acres of land in community ownership by 2020.

One million acres by 2020: strategy report and recommendations
3. Policy Context

3. Policy Context

It is important to note that the 1 million acre has the potential to deliver to a wide range of wider policy outcomes, most notable Scotland's National Performance Framework, Government Economic Strategy and the Programme for Government. A summary of the policy context is shown in fig.1 below.

Fig 1: 1 Million Acre Policy Context:

Scottish Government Purpose: The Purpose of the Scottish Government is to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
The 1m Acre target contributes to the following National Outcomes: We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others.
We live in well-designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need.
We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people
Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs
We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations
Scottish Government national plans, policies, key legislation and strategies with community land ownership element: Scotland's Economic Strategy, Programme for Government 2014-15
Community Empowerment Action Plan 2009 Regeneration Strategy 2011 Scottish Forestry Strategy 2006 Land Use Strategy 2011 Scottish Rural Development Programme (inc LEADER) 2014-2020 1 Million Acre Target Strategy Joint Housing delivery Plan for Scotland 2015
Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 2015 C ommunity Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Act 1997 National Planning Framework 2014