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Allotments: duty to prepare a food growing strategy - guidance for local authorities

Published: 14 Nov 2018

Statutory guidance for local authorities to assist them in their duty to prepare a food growing strategy, as set out in part 9, section 119 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

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Allotments: duty to prepare a food growing strategy - guidance for local authorities
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1. https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/FAQs/research-and-surveys

2. Such other guidance will be published in 2019

3. Point (2) takes effect as regards each local authority eight years after the coming into force of its first allotment site regulations made under section 115(1) of the Act.

4. See section 107 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 for full definition.

5. This power may also be used for the purposes of functions conferred on a local authority by certain other legislation, but this does not include functions conferred by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. This is because 'enactment' in section 70 of the 1973 Act does not include an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament (by virtue of the Interpretation Act 1978).

6. The power in section 73 of the 1973 Act is now subject to sections 117 and 118 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, which provide that a local authority may not dispose etc. of any allotment site which it owns or leases without the consent of the Scottish Ministers.

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment Guidance : http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/environmental-assessment/sea

8. http://nationalperformance.gov.scot/?_ga=2.37117352.949846794.1528801190-293333834.1519296213

9. https://beta.gov.scot/publications/national-planning-framework-3/

10. https://beta.gov.scot/publications/scottish-planning-policy/

11. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q8_Uk87Gn1MCed2LsVWhANelRe-EHep3/view

12. http://www.edinburghgardenpartners.org.uk/

13. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/05/30100623/0

14. Para 2.1, The Third State of Scotland's Greenspace Report, Feb 2018 https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/statistics

15. Fig 7, LRRG Final Report, 2014 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0045/00451087.pdf

16. Table 16, Scottish Vacant Derelict Land Survey, 2016 https://beta.gov.scot/publications/scottish-vacant-derelict-land-survey-2016/

17. https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/greenspace-map

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19. http://www.growyourownscotland.info/case-studies/granton-community-gardeners/

20. https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/eco-schools/

21. http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file108746.pdf

22. Meaning of "allotment" as set out in section 107 of Part 9 of the Act.

23. Guidance is available in the Scottish Government website https://beta.gov.scot/publications/community-empowerment-scotland-act-summary/

24. https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/sites/www.gardenorganic.org.uk/files/GrowingHealth_BenefitsReport_0.pdf

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28. http://www.growyourownscotland.info/case-studies/gorgie-city-farm/

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30. http://www.growyourownscotland.info/case-studies/

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32. https://consult.gov.scot/health-and-social-care/a-healthier-future/

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34. https://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/25954/0014583.pdf

35. https://www.nature.scot/pollinator-strategy-2017-2027

36. https://www.environment.gov.scot/get-involved/

37. https://www.buglife.org.uk/sites/default/files/Buglife%20B-LINES%20-%20CREATE%20A%20BUZZ%20VEG%2024Jun2016%20ENG%20d2.pdf

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39. http://www.nourishscotland.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/AA_Conference-Report-NovemberFINAL.pdf

40. http://www.drawdown.org/solutions/food/regenerative-agriculture

41. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/allotments-could-be-key-sustainable-farming-1.370522

42. http://www.sags.org.uk/docs/GardenScotland/GrowingScotlandDocument.pdf

43. https://www.agroforestry.co.uk/about-agroforestry/forest-gardening/

44. http://www.sags.org.uk/docs/ReportsPresentations/climatechangeandgardens.pdf

45. https://www.fcrn.org.uk/research-library/potential-urban-household-vegetable-gardens-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions

46. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/waste-and-pollution/Waste-1/wastestrategy

47. https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/zero-waste-scotland-welcomes-bold-new-targets-food-waste-and-circular-economy

48. https://www.sustainweb.org/planning/for_planners/

49. https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/environmental-services/environmental-auditing-assessments/

50. http://allotment-ideas.co.uk/

51. http://www.growyourownscotland.info/case-studies/629-2/

52. https://www.communityfoodandhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/blakestevensonfeasibilitystudycfhs-6705.pdf

53. https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/system/files/true_value_report.pdf

54. https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/system/files/true_value_report.pdf

55. http://www.sags.org.uk/docs/AllotGrowingStatistics/PeterProduce.pdf

56. https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/system/files/true_value_report.pdf

57. (https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/system/files/gorgie_city_farm_sroi_assured.pdf)

58. https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/FAQs/sroi

59. https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/system/files/true_value_report.pdf

60. https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/system/files/true_value_report.pdf

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65. http://www.growyourownscotland.info/case-studies/gorgie-city-farm/

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67. https://education.gov.scot/scottish-education-system/policy-for-scottish-education/policy-drivers/cfe-%28building-from-the-statement-appendix-incl-btc1-5%29/What%20is%20Curriculum%20for%20Excellence?&_ga=2.235029445.518786960.1527674500-293333834.1519296213

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72. https://beta.gov.scot/publications/grow-your-own-working-group-recommendations-report/

73. Details of the 2016 FGS event can be found at: http://www.growyourownscotland.info/resources/food-growing-strategies/

74. http://www.growyourownscotland.info/find-out-more/

75. http://www.sags.org.uk/docs/ScotlandAllotmentDesignGuide.pdf

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78. http://growyourownscotland.info/wp-content/uploads/images/Guide-for-growing-on-contaminated-land.pdf

79. http://www.sags.org.uk/docs/ScotlandAllotmentDesignGuide.pdf


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