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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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Annex B – Derelict Land by Local Authority Area

Annex Table 3 - Derelict Land as a percentage of total area by local authority, 2021 [Note 16] [Note 17] [Note 20] [Note 24]
Planning Authority Total Derelict Land Area Total Area Percentage of All Land Derelict
Aberdeen City 13 18,572 0.1
Aberdeenshire 48 631,800 0.0
Angus 220 218,534 0.1
Argyll and Bute 36 700,642 0.0
Clackmannanshire 41 15,868 0.3
Dumfries and Galloway 731 643,806 0.1
Dundee City 14 5,982 0.2
East Ayrshire 825 127,033 0.6
East Dunbartonshire 43 17,461 0.2
East Lothian 76 67,928 0.1
East Renfrewshire 32 17,379 0.2
City of Edinburgh 80 26,330 0.3
Falkirk 190 29,744 0.6
Fife 598 132,488 0.5
Glasgow City 515 17,560 2.9
Highland 588 2,616,074 0.0
Inverclyde 54 16,197 0.3
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park 6 186,500 0.0
Midlothian 86 35,528 0.2
Moray 7 223,757 0.0
Na h-Eileanan Siar - 309,864 0.0
North Ayrshire 1,021 88,541 1.2
North Lanarkshire 1,204 47,213 2.5
Orkney Islands 32 101,262 0.0
Perth and Kinross 24 538,412 0.0
Renfrewshire 128 26,138 0.5
Scottish Borders 31 473,907 0.0
Shetland Islands 6 146,504 0.0
South Ayrshire 93 122,421 0.1
South Lanarkshire 273 177,403 0.2
Stirling 108 225,337 0.0
West Dunbartonshire 134 17,740 0.8
West Lothian 304 42,877 0.7
Scotland 7,561 7,880,302 0.1

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 16 - land areas were derived from the latest local authority boundaries produced by Ordnance Survey. © Crown copyright and database right (2020). Ordnance Survey (OS Licence number 100024655).

Specific note 17 - although the land area for Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is separately identified it is also included within the land area for the relevant local authorities that overlap the park. Therefore the total land area for Scotland does not include this separately identified land area for the park.

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.

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