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Election thinking….

Mark Walton has a look through the manifestos to see what the major parties are saying about land – and reflects on the difference between the piecemeal approach to land issues in England and the more strategic approach taken in Scotland.

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CIC! Why? What??

Shared Assets is now a Community Interest Company.
Mark Walton explains why, and what’s changed …

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Making Sense of Land Use

A number of recent reports and publications look at the fundamental role of land in addressing some of the key problems of our times, from social justice to climate change and biodiversity loss. Mark Walton takes a look at what they have to say and finds a remarkable degree of consistency in their recommendations.

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Local Planning and stewardship of green spaces

The value of stewardship has been recognised for some time in the farming, land management and conservation sectors. However, in relation to the management of urban green spaces, it was forgotten and is just starting to regain ground.

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