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 D – Planning Authority participation

Not all local authorities participate in the survey every year:

  • Comparisons between years must be made with care and only for individual local authorities where suitable data exist.
  • Where a local authority has not provided data every year, the recorded change will be since the last survey, and will thus reflect several years’ worth of change.
Annex Table 5 - Planning Authorities NOT participating in the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey, 2015-2021 [Note 23] [Note 24]
Planning Authority 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Aberdeen City x
Argyll and Bute
Dumfries and Galloway x *[Note 18]
Dundee City x *[Note 20]
East Ayrshire x
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian x
East Renfrewshire
City of Edinburgh
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Glasgow City *[Note 20]
Highland x x x x x
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park x
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands x
Perth and Kinross
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
West Dunbartonshire x
West Lothian x x x *[Note 20]

General notes - at sections 3 and 4 apply.

Specific note 18 - Dumfries and Galloway did not complete a survey in 2019 therefore no new sites were added or uptake reported. They did review existing sites and provide updated location and area details so some change is reported from the previous year.

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.

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.



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