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Local Authorities (Surplus Land)

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what acreage of land acquired by local authorities is still in the possession of these authorities; and if he has any plans to issue guidance on the sale of this surplus land to private developers.

Comprehensive information about the quantity of land acquired by local authorities is not available centrally. My Department will shortly be considering with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities steps which might be taken to identify underused and vacant land in the possession of public authorities which is suitable for development and to bring it on to the market.