Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Review: report to Scottish Parliament

Statutory report to Scottish Parliament on review of Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, September 2022.

Revised Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement - Principle 5

Scottish Government Response

Principle 5 is an entirely new principle which has been introduced by the Scottish Government in light of the consultation responses. A theme in the responses pertained to the need for land owners and managers to consider a full range of benefits, including social, environmental, economic and cultural. This theme was particularly strong in the responses to the Vision and Principle 1.

Principle 5 recognises the need for a wide range of benefits to be considered when taking decisions about land. This includes decision making in relation to natural capital. It is further supported by additions to Principle 1 and Principle 4 on the wider benefits that land can provide.



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