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PE01433: Productive land for landless Scots to grow their own food

Rural Affairs

Petitioner: John Hancox


Date Lodged: 22 May 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to encourage public agencies such as Forestry Commission Scotland, Crown Estates, health boards, public trusts and landowners, public and private, rural and urban, to make land available for people to plant grow and harvest their own food.

Petition History:


12 June 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Forestry Commission Scotland, Greenspace Scotland, the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society, Scottish Natural Heritage, Sow and Grow Everywhere, COSLA, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish Land & Estates, NFU Scotland and Community Land Scotland. Link to Official Report 12 June 2012 (382KB pdf)

18 September 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and previous respondents. Link to Official Report 18 September 2012 (450KB pdf)

11 December 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 11 December 2012 (518KB pdf)

5 March 2013: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee in anticipation of that Committee being the lead on the forthcoming Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill, and for consideration as part of its Delivery of Regeneration in Scotland Inquiry. Link to Official Report 5 March 2013 (361KB pdf)

Link to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee's consideration of the petition

26 January 2015: The Local Government and Regeneration Committee closed the petition with the publication of its Stage 1 report on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill. Link to Committee Report

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