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Scottish Vacant And Derelict Land Survey 2021

The Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey (SVDLS) is a data collection undertaken to establish the extent and state of vacant and derelict land in Scotland.

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12. Derelict and Urban Vacant Land: New, Reclaimed and Naturalised Sites

12.1 There were 60 hectares (41 sites) of newly identified derelict land since the previous survey. The largest amount was in North Lanarkshire (13 hectares across 8 sites). There were 66 hectares (52 sites) of newly identified urban vacant land since the previous survey. Over 70% was in Aberdeen city, 47 hectares across 23 sites. These figures relate only to new sites first identified as vacant or derelict in 2021. They do not include sites listed in the previous survey which changed in size or changed from derelict to vacant or vice versa (Table 18). Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new sites in 2021.

12.2 A total of 966 hectares (252 sites) were reclaimed or brought back into use since the previous survey, excluding those sites removed for definitional reasons or due to naturalisation. 823 hectares (129 sites) was previously derelict. Two airfields in Highland reclaimed for agriculture accounted for 600 hectares. There were 143 hectares (123 sites) reclaimed of previously urban vacant land (Table 19).

12.3 Reclaimed sites relate only to sites (or parts of sites) which were brought back into use. Sites removed due to naturalisation or for definitional reasons are not included. In 2021, 1,019 hectares 52 sites of formerly derelict and urban vacant land were removed due to naturalisation (Table 21). This was mostly due to the naturalisation of 11 former coal mining sites in East Ayrshire (909 hectares). In addition, 44 sites (49 hectares) were removed for definitional reasons - further details can be found in Annex C.

12.4 Residential development was the new use of almost half of the number of sites reclaimed, but the two airfields reclaimed in Highland resulted in the largest area for a new use of agriculture (600 hectares) (Table 20).

12.5 For urban vacant land the most common new use was residential development with 48% of sites (59 of 123) and 50% of the total area brought back into use (71 of 143 hectares) (Table 20).

12.6 In 2021 the source of funding for the two airfields brought back into use was unknown and this affected the proportion of reclaimed land with known funding. Only 216 hectares (22%) of reclaimed land had a known source of funding.

12.7 The largest area brought back into use with known sources of funding involved private sector funding (113 of 216 hectares, 52%). Public sector funding accounted for 76 hectares (35%) and mixed public and private funding was used for 27 hectares (13%). Glasgow City (37 hectares) had the largest area brought back into use with only private funding and South Lanarkshire (13 hectares) reported the largest areas brought back into use with only public funding (Table 22).

Table 18 - New sites identified since the previous survey by Planning Authority, 2021 [Note 7] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Derelict Land Urban Vacant Land Total
Planning Authority Area Sites Area Sites Area Sites
Aberdeen City * 1 47 23 47 24
Aberdeenshire 1 1 2 2 3 3
Angus * 1 - - * 1
Argyll and Bute - - * 1 * 1
Clackmannanshire - - - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway 10 6 1 1 11 7
Dundee City - - - - - -
East Ayrshire 1 1 3 8 3 9
East Dunbartonshire - - * 1 * 1
East Lothian - - - - - -
East Renfrewshire - - - - - -
City of Edinburgh - - - - - -
Falkirk 10 3 * 2 10 5
Fife - - - - - -
Glasgow City - - - - - -
Highland 4 3 1 1 5 4
Inverclyde - - - - - -
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park - - - - - -
Midlothian 1 1 2 2 3 3
Moray - - - - - -
Na h-Eileanan Siar - - - - - -
North Ayrshire 2 5 * 2 3 7
North Lanarkshire 13 8 3 2 16 10
Orkney Islands - - - - - -
Perth and Kinross * 1 - - * 1
Renfrewshire - - - - - -
Scottish Borders - - * 1 * 1
Shetland Islands - - - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - - - -
South Lanarkshire 7 2 2 2 9 4
Stirling 1 2 1 2 1 4
West Dunbartonshire 9 6 4 2 13 8
West Lothian - - - - - -
Scotland 60 41 66 52 126 93

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 7 - sites identified since the previous survey but recorded as falling out of use prior to 2020 are not included in the above table.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - six authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

Table 19 - Derelict Land reclaimed and Urban Vacant Land brought back into use, 2021 [Note 8] [Note 9] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Derelict Land Urban Vacant Land Total
Planning Authority Area Percentage of Derelict Land Sites Area Percentage of Urban Vacant Land Sites Area Percentage of Total Land Sites
Aberdeen City * * 1 10 7 8 10 1 9
Aberdeenshire 1 * 1 4 3 2 5 * 3
Angus - - - - - - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - 1 1 4 1 * 4
Clackmannanshire - - - * * 1 * * 1
Dumfries and Galloway - - - 2 1 1 2 * 1
Dundee City - - - - - - - - -
East Ayrshire 3 * 4 22 15 8 25 3 12
East Dunbartonshire * * 1 - - - * * 1
East Lothian - - - - - - - - -
East Renfrewshire * * 1 - - - * * 1
City of Edinburgh 6 1 4 6 4 5 12 1 9
Falkirk 5 1 5 1 1 2 6 1 7
Fife 7 1 6 5 4 5 13 1 11
Glasgow City 25 3 13 35 24 18 60 6 31
Highland 701 85 33 15 10 33 716 74 66
Inverclyde * * 1 3 2 4 4 * 5
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park - - - - - - - - -
Midlothian 6 1 3 4 3 4 10 1 7
Moray - - - 1 1 2 1 * 2
Na h-Eileanan Siar - - - 2 1 1 2 * 1
North Ayrshire - - - * * 1 * * 1
North Lanarkshire 23 3 24 9 6 6 32 3 30
Orkney Islands
Perth and Kinross - - - 2 2 1 2 * 1
Renfrewshire 11 1 2 8 5 4 18 2 6
Scottish Borders * * 1 * * 1 * * 2
Shetland Islands - - - - - - - - -
South Ayrshire 2 * 3 * * 1 2 * 4
South Lanarkshire 16 2 14 9 6 8 24 3 22
Stirling 1 * 2 * * 1 1 * 3
West Dunbartonshire 15 2 10 4 2 2 18 2 12
West Lothian - - - - - - - - -
Scotland 823 100 129 143 100 123 966 100 252

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 8 - excludes naturalised sites and sites that have been removed as they no longer meet the required definitions for derelict or urban vacant land.

Specific note 9 - the number of sites refers to the number of packages of land classed as reused and may not directly correspond a full site that was previously listed as vacant or derelict. For example if a previously vacant site was partly reused for residential and partly for passive open space while the remainder was still classed as vacant it would be listed as 2 separate reused sites in the table and also still remain on the vacant land register.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - six authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

Table 20 - Reclaimed Derelict Land and Urban Vacant land - by new use, 2021 [Note 9] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Derelict Land Urban Vacant Land Total
New Use Area Percentage of Derelict Land Sites Area Percentage of Urban Vacant Land Sites Area Percentage of Total Land Sites
Agriculture 600 73 3 - - - 600 62 3
Community Health 1 * 1 * * 1 1 * 2
Education 5 1 5 4 3 3 9 1 8
Passive Open Space 4 * 1 12 8 2 15 2 3
Recreation & Leisure 30 4 11 3 2 3 33 3 14
Manufacturing 3 * 1 14 10 8 18 2 9
Other General Industrial 77 9 13 7 5 12 84 9 25
Mineral Activity 13 2 1 - - - 13 1 1
Offices 2 * 2 2 1 2 3 * 4
Residential 66 8 57 71 50 59 137 14 116
Retailing 5 1 4 22 15 13 27 3 17
Storage 2 * 11 2 1 6 4 * 17
Transport 7 1 11 2 1 5 9 1 16
Utility Services * * 1 - - - * * 1
Wholesale Distribution 3 * 2 * * 1 3 * 3
Business Class 3 * 1 3 2 5 6 1 6
Green/Environmental 1 * 1 1 1 2 2 * 3
Other 1 * 3 * * 1 2 * 4
Total 823 100 129 143 100 123 966 100 252

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 9 - the number of sites refers to the number of packages of land classed as reused and may not directly correspond a full site that was previously listed as vacant or derelict. For example if a previously vacant site was partly reused for residential and partly for passive open space while the remainder was still classed as vacant it would be listed as 2 separate reused sites in the table and also still remain on the vacant land register.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - six authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

Table 21 - Sites classed as naturalised, 2021 [Note 24]
Derelict Land Urban Vacant Land Total
Planning Authority Area Sites Area Sites Area Sites
East Ayrshire 911 15 18 4 929 19
Falkirk - - 2 1 2 1
Highland 49 12 * 1 49 13
Midlothian 11 7 - - 11 7
North Ayrshire 8 6 1 1 9 7
Scottish Borders 1 1 - - 1 1
South Ayrshire 14 1 4 2 19 3
South Lanarkshire - - * 1 * 1
All 993 42 26 10 1,019 52

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 24 - some authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

Table 22 - Sources of funding used for Derelict Land reclaimed and Urban Vacant Land brought back into use since the previous survey, by local authority area, 2021 [Note 8] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Planning Authority Public sector funding Private sector funding Mixed funding Prviate and Public Unknown None / not applicable Total Area
Aberdeen City 9 1 - - - 10
Aberdeenshire - 4 - 1 - 5
Angus - - - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - 1 - 1
Clackmannanshire * - - - - *
Dumfries and Galloway - - 2 - - 2
Dundee City - - - - - -
East Ayrshire * 13 - - 11 25
East Dunbartonshire - * - - - *
East Lothian - - - - - -
East Renfrewshire - * - - - *
City of Edinburgh 7 5 - - - 12
Falkirk - 5 - - 1 6
Fife 7 - 5 - - 13
Glasgow City 11 37 12 - - 60
Highland - - - 716 - 716
Inverclyde 4 - - - - 4
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park - - - - - -
Midlothian - 7 3 - - 10
Moray - * * - - 1
Na h-Eileanan Siar - - 2 - - 2
North Ayrshire - - - - * *
North Lanarkshire 12 21 - - - 32
Orkney Islands - - - - - -
Perth and Kinross 2 - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - - 18 18
Scottish Borders - * - - - *
Shetland Islands - - - - - -
South Ayrshire * 2 - - - 2
South Lanarkshire 13 11 - * - 24
Stirling - 1 - 1 - 1
West Dunbartonshire 11 5 3 - - 18
West Lothian - - - - - -
Scotland 76 113 27 719 31 966

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 8 - excludes naturalised sites and sites that have been removed as they no longer meet the required definitions for derelict or urban vacant land.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - six authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

Chart 4 - Total Derelict and Urban Vacant Land Reclaimed, 2015-2021 [Note 19] [Note 20] [Note 23] [Note 24]
A stacked column chart showing the areas of previously derelict land and of previously urban vacant land reclaimed or brought back into use in the years 2015 to 2021. The amount of urban vacant land reclaimed or reused each year has been fairly steady ranging between 102 and  169 hectares, while the amount of derelict land was much greater in the years 2017 and 2021 due to large sites.

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 19 - 506 hectares from a single former Royal Ordnance site at Bishopton, Renfrewshire, in 2017

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 23 - For the 2020 survey eight authorities (Aberdeen City, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, Highland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Ornkey Islands, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian) were unable to complete a survey mainly due to COVID-19 Pandemic related restrictions but also staffing issues and results have been rolled over from 2019. These return rates should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2020, when interpreting the Scotland total in 2020 and when comparing the 2020 figures to other years.

Specific note 24 - six authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

12.8 The amount of previously derelict land reclaimed in 2021 is the highest amount over the last seven years due to the reclaiming of two airfields. The amount reclaimed has varied over the period 2015 to 2021 and has been affected by the reclaiming of large sites. The area of urban vacant land is not as variable over the period. The relatively low amount reported as reclaimed in 2020 reflects the difficulties the authorities experienced in carrying out the survey or making a return during the Covid-19 pandemic. Particular care should be taken when interpreting the data for 2020 as eight authorities were unable to complete a survey return mainly due to COVID-19 Pandemic related restrictions and results have been rolled over from 2019. This will affect the figures for each of these authorities, the Scotland total and any comparison with other years. More detailed information on this is presented in section 4 of the publication and in the notes accompanying tables, chart and annexes.

Table 23 - Total Derelict and Urban Vacant Land reclaimed, 2015-2021 [Note 4] [Note 8] [Note 9] [Note 20] [Note 23] [Note 24]
Site Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Derelict Land Area 205 174 688 185 198 93 823
Sites 119 125 129 135 120 81 129
Urban Vacant Land Area 150 146 169 165 113 102 143
Sites 194 154 188 183 130 90 123
Total Area 356 320 857 350 311 195 966
Total Sites 313 279 317 318 250 171 252

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 4 - during 2021, historical data for the years 2015-2020 were updated as a result of improved information. This included removing sites that should not have been included in previous years, adding sites that should have been included earlier and making any required changes to site size. Further information on this process is available in the Annex along with un-amended historical data for the survey years 2000-2014.

Specific note 8 - excludes naturalised sites and sites that have been removed as they no longer meet the required definitions for derelict or urban vacant land.

Specific note 9 - the number of sites refers to the number of packages of land classed as reused and may not directly correspond a full site that was previously listed as vacant or derelict. For example if a previously vacant site was partly reused for residential and partly for passive open space while the remainder was still classed as vacant it would be listed as 2 separate reused sites in the table and also still remain on the vacant land register.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 23 - For the 2020 survey eight authorities (Aberdeen City, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, Highland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Ornkey Islands, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian) were unable to complete a survey mainly due to COVID-19 Pandemic related restrictions but also staffing issues and results have been rolled over from 2019. These return rates should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2020, when interpreting the Scotland total in 2020 and when comparing the 2020 figures to other years.

Specific note 24 - six authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

12.9 The Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Fund (VDLF) has made either a partial or full contribution to the removal of 31 hectares (Table 24). This is lower than previous years and it’s likely to have been affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the activities of Planning Authorities.

Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire have been in receipt of this fund since it started in 2005/06, South Lanarkshire since 2006/07. In 2021/22, Fife and North Ayrshire were also included in the fund.

12.10 Glasgow City has the largest area of re-used land where VDLF funding was used, 11 hectares (4 sites). Any involvement the VDLF has had with existing sites in the 2021 survey (i.e. those not yet removed from the survey) is not recorded in Table 24, but will appear when the sites are bought back into use in the future.

Table 24 - Reclaimed/Re-used Sites where the Vacant and Derelict Land Fund ( VDLF) was a funding source, 2021 [Note 9] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Derelict Land Urban Vacant Land Total
Planning Authority Area Sites Area Sites Area Sites
Fife 5 2 - - 5 2
Glasgow City 11 4 - - 11 4
North Lanarkshire 9 2 - - 9 2
South Lanarkshire 4 1 2 1 5 2
Total 29 9 2 1 31 10

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 9 - the number of sites refers to the number of packages of land classed as reused and may not directly correspond a full site that was previously listed as vacant or derelict. For example if a previously vacant site was partly reused for residential and partly for passive open space while the remainder was still classed as vacant it would be listed as 2 separate reused sites in the table and also still remain on the vacant land register.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - some authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

12.11 Across the seven councils in the VDLF for 2005 to 2021, in 2021 an estimated 187,900 properties (both private households and communal establishments*) were within 500 metres of land reclaimed with the involvement of the VDLF (either solely or in combination with other funds) (Table 25). Of those properties, 56% (105,800) were within 500 metres of 1 site reclaimed with the involvement of the VDLF, 20% (36,900) were within 500 metres of 2 reclaimed sites, and the remaining properties were within 500 metres of at least 3 reclaimed sites. To date, the largest number of properties in close proximity to land reclaimed using the VDLF is located within Glasgow City (72,600 properties).

Table 25 - Estimate of the number of properties within 500 metres of at least 1 site reclaimed using the Vacant and Derelict Land Fund ( VDLF), 2005-2021 [Note 9] [Note 10] [Note 11] [Note 12] [Note 13] [Note 14] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Number of properties within 500 meters of land reclaimed using the Scottish Government Vacant and Derelict Land Fund
Planning Authority 1 Site 2 Sites 3 Sites Plus Total
Dundee City [Note 10] 12,300 8,100 21,800 42,200
Fife 2,500 - - 2,500
Glasgow City [Note 11] [Note13] 37,900 19,000 15,700 72,600
Highland 14,600 2,000 100 16,700
North Ayrshire 4,500 400 - 4,900
North Lanarkshire 17,500 4,900 3,100 25,500
South Lanarkshire [Note 12] 16,500 2,500 4,500 23,500
Total 105,800 36,900 45,200 187,900

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 9 - the number of sites refers to the number of packages of land classed as reused and may not directly correspond a full site that was previously listed as vacant or derelict. For example if a previously vacant site was partly reused for residential and partly for passive open space while the remainder was still classed as vacant it would be listed as 2 separate reused sites in the table and also still remain on the vacant land register.

Specific note 10 - an estimated further 100 properties within Angus and Perth and Kinross are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within Dundee City boundaries.

Specific note 11 - an estimated 100 properties within Renfrewshire are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within Glasgow City boundaries.

Specific note 12 - an estimated 1,000 properties are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within Glasgow City boundaries, 100 of these are also within 500m of a site in South Lanarkshire.

Specific note 13 - An estimated 3,400 properties are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within South Lanarkshire boundaries. 2,400 of these are also within 500m of a site in Glasgow City.

Specific note 14 - properties that are estimated to have been built on the reclaimed site have been removed from this analysis.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - some authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

12.12 Overall, half of the 187,900 properties within 500 metres of land reclaimed using the VDLF were situated within Scotland's 15% most deprived data zones, 93,800 properties (Table 26). The percentage of properties in close proximity to land reclaimed using the VDLF that were situated within the 15% most deprived data zones varied between councils. Glasgow City had the highest percentage, 62%, Highland had the lowest, 27%.

Table 26 - Estimate of the number of properties within 500 metres of at least 1 site reclaimed using the Vacant and Derelict Land Fund ( VDLF), split by deprivation, 2005-2021 [Note 9] [Note 10] [Note 11] [Note 12] [Note 13] [Note 14] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Properties Within 500 meters of Land Reclaimed Using the Scottish Government Vacant and Derelict Land Fund Planning
Planning Authority Within 15 Percent Most Deprived Datazones Outwith 15 Percent Most Deprived Datazones Total Percent of Properties Near Remediated Land Within 15 Percent Most Deprived Datazones
Dundee City [Note 10] 20,400 21,800 42,200 48%
Fife 700 1,800 2,500 28%
Glasgow City [Note 11] [Note13] 45,100 27,500 72,600 62%
Highland 4,500 12,200 16,700 27%
North Ayrshire 2,700 2,200 4,900 55%
North Lanarkshire 10,600 14,900 25,500 42%
South Lanarkshire [Note 12] 9,800 13,700 23,500 42%
Total 93,800 94,100 187,900 50%

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 9 - the number of sites refers to the number of packages of land classed as reused and may not directly correspond a full site that was previously listed as vacant or derelict. For example if a previously vacant site was partly reused for residential and partly for passive open space while the remainder was still classed as vacant it would be listed as 2 separate reused sites in the table and also still remain on the vacant land register.

Specific note 10 - an estimated further 100 properties within Angus and Perth and Kinross are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within Dundee City boundaries.

Specific note 11 - an estimated 100 properties within Renfrewshire are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within Glasgow City boundaries.

Specific note 12 - an estimated 1,000 properties are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within Glasgow City boundaries, 100 of these are also within 500m of a site in South Lanarkshire.

Specific note 13 - An estimated 3,400 properties are located within 500 metres of a reclaimed derelict site within South Lanarkshire boundaries. 2,400 of these are also within 500m of a site in Glasgow City.

Specific note 14 - properties that are estimated to have been built on the reclaimed site have been removed from this analysis.

Specific note 20 - Glasgow conducted a partial survey in 2021 and some sites were recorded as re-used but no new sites were added due to difficulty with resource for the survey. Dundee City and West Lothian have not updated their survey since 2019 so no new data is available on new site in 2021. Details of survey return rates back to 2015 are shown at Annex D.

Specific note 24 - some authorities reported various impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their survey return in 2021. More details are provided at sections 3 and 4. These impacts should be borne in mind when using and interpreting the figures for these authorities in the year 2021, when comparing the 2021 figure to other years and when interpreting the Scotland total for 2021.

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