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Proposed Land Ownership and Public Interest (Scotland) Bill

Mercedes Villalba, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill

Draft proposal

Date lodged: 06 June 2023

A proposal for a Bill to address the centuries old, concentrated pattern of land ownership in Scotland and to restore land for the many by introducing a presumed limit of 500 hectares on individual sales or transfers of land and on the aggregate amount of land any person can own, and by strengthening the regulation of Scotland’s land market by making land transfers over the 500-hectare limit subject to a public interest test.

The consultation closed on 26 September 2023

Read about the details of the proposed Bill in the Consultation Document