Communities, land-ownership, housing and planning: reflections from the Scottish experience

Satsangi, M. (2014) Communities, land-ownership, housing and planning: reflections from the Scottish experience. In: Gallent, N. and Ciaffi, D. (eds.) Community Action and Planning: Contexts, Drivers and Outcomes. Policy Press: Bristol, UK, pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781447315162 (doi:10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0007)

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Abstract

On the Isle of Gigha an opportunity for an extremely different and ‘closely-knit’ community to take control of a key asset – that is, the island itself – was created through land reform in Scotland. The incentive to do so came from an indifferent experience of land ownership (a series of ‘bad lairds’ as the author puts it in this chapter) which delivered few benefits for the community. Out of this context a desire for empowerment grew, with the community ultimately using the acquisition of land as a platform for further community development.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Satsangi, Dr Madhu
Authors: Satsangi, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Policy Press
ISBN:9781447315162
Published Online:01 May 2015

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