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PE01465: Maintenance of vacant land in private ownership

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Anatoliusz Ivanov


Date Lodged: 23 January 2013

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to put legislation in place to enable local authorities to force owners of vacant plots of land within towns, including former green belt land and previously developed areas, to maintain and keep these plots of land in a manner befitting the local community.

Petition History:


19 February 2013: The Committee took evidence from Tony Ivanov. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA and Falkirk Council. Link to Official Report 19 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

30 April 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and COSLA. Link to Official Report 30 April 2013 (484KB pdf)

17 September 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 17 September 2013 (597KB pdf)

26 November 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the basis that the Scottish Government advises that there are already powers in place to address the issues raised in the petition, and that responsibility for when and how these powers are exercised rests with local authorities. Link to Official Report 26 November 2013 (515KB pdf)

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