‘Vacant and derelict land’ fund identifies ten schemes for backing

TEN schemes have been awarded just over £5m from a £50m Scottish Government pot, to help transform vacant and derelict land.

The schemes include redevelopment of what are being described as ‘more challenging building plots’ to help deliver 133 net-zero and affordable homes in Edinburgh; installing heat pump technology to reduce carbon emissions for proposed commercial developments on vacant land in South Lanarkshire; decontaminating and redeveloping former industrial land for social housing and outdoor pursuits near the Forth and Clyde Canal in East Dunbartonshire; and regenerating derelict land in east Greenock for food growing.

Details of the £50m pot were revealed in December last year – here.

Says the Scottish Government, here, in an announcement: “Ten schemes will share more than £5 million from the low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme, driving regeneration and innovation while tackling climate change.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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