Episode 182 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast
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This week, Craig talks to Mercedes Villalba MSP about her Members’ Bill to apply a public interest test to anyone who owns or seeks to own more than 500 hectares of land in Scotland. They discuss the problems with Scotland’s concentrated land ownership, how the public interest test would work and why it is important to address existing owners as well as whenever land is transfered between owners.
You can read and respond to the Consultation here: https://www.parliament.scot/bills-and-laws/proposals-for-bills/proposed-land-ownership-and-public-interest-scotland-bill
You can read Common Weal’s response to the Scottish Government’s land reform bill here: https://commonweal.scot/policies/land-reform-in-a-net-zero-nation/
You can write to your MSP to ask them to support the Members Bill or tell them you want to see more action on land reform using Write To Them: https://www.writetothem.com/
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Excerpts from “Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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