Land Reform Taskforce
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1 December 2004, LINK Access Taskforce, Parliamentary Briefings
We are concerned that the Act and the intention behind the legislation have been wrongly or too narrowly interpreted. We feel that these areas could lead to misunderstandings in the implementation of the Act, and would like to draw these to the attention of the committee so that they may be placed on public record.Submission to the Justice 1 Committee from the Scottish Environment LINK Access Network
Posted: 1 December 2004
20 June 2001, LINK Access Taskforce, Consultation Responses
A number of the key technical issues and mechanisms in the Bill lead to an unbalanced approach and depart, significantly, from the consensus proposals worked out through long negotiation by the Access Forum, and substantially endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage. The Bill, as it stands, with its proposals for ad hoc suspension of the right of access by landowners and for criminal sanctions, may substantially undermine even the established access currently enjoyed by visitors to the countryside. Furthermore, it could reduce future opportunities for enjoying the outdoors rather than enhancing these and extending them to a wider public.
Posted: 20 June 2001
21 September 1999, LINK Land Reform Taskforce, Consultation Responses
LINK members welcome the White Paper as a first step in the Land Reform process and look forward to further legislation in order to achieve the goal of land reform as set down in the consultation paper, Recommendations for Action - namely "to remove the land-based barriers to the sustainable development of rural communities". THis response outlines the LINK concenus on a number of issues.
Posted: 21 September 1999
19 May 1999, LINK, Position Papers
Although we appreciate that the report marks the end of the LRPG's consultation process and invites no further response at this stage, we feel it might be helpful to summarise some of the reactions to its content which have emerged at subsequent discussions within LINK.
Including: Countryside and Natural Heritage Issues, Land ownership and stewardship, Urban Dimension, Law reform, Land-Value Taxation.
Posted: 19 May 1999