Proposed Land Ownership and Public Interest (Scotland) Bill
Mercedes Villalba, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour
This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill
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 runs from 7 June to 26 September 2023 (previously 12 September)
Please find a link to the survey here: Consultation Survey
Mercedes Villalba MSP talks about her draft proposal for a Member’s Bill to place presumed limits on the amount of land that someone can own.