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Offering Land Overview: Start Here!

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Start here for an overview and introduction to the topic - Offering Land. This document is aimed primarily at landowners and land managers who may be thinking of offering land for use by community growing groups. CLAS has been set up to help landowners understand the potential benefits of community land use and to support them with advice and information around some of the challenges. To read the overview, simply click the document link below:

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Guidance for Registered Social Landlords

This guidance is aimed at Registered Social Landlords such as housing associations which may want to get involved in community gardening or design community gardens or allotments into their plans. It is intended as a primer to help RSLs understand the needs and benefits of community growing and draws on examples of current housing-led community growing projects and explains how each has been developed.

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Case Study: The Grove Community Garden

The former site of the Fountain Brewery in the Fountainbridge area of central Edinburgh, which has been earmarked for development in the future, has been the focus of a partnership between Grosvenor, an international property development business, and a local community group to turn part of the site into a 'meanwhile' community garden.

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Video: Chilterns Community CIC

A video from Shared Assets about a new community interest company being spun out from the woodland service at Wycombe District Council to manage 14 local authority owned woodlands.

Chiltern Rangers CIC from Shared Assets on Vimeo.

 

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Planning: Planning Policy & Community Growing

Sustain have produced a special guide to using planning policy to meet strategic objectives through community food growing.

The guide brings together examples of planning policies around the UK that support community food growing. It is aimed primarily at planning authorities to help them to use food growing as a way of creating healthy communities. 

This is a specific recommendation within the Planning Practice Guidance that goes with the National Planning Policy Framework for England, but a principle that is relevant across the UK.

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Overview: Rent

When land is going to be taken on for a community gardening project or any other food-growing project, it is usual to have a discussion about rent. Due to the unique nature of community growing sites, it is very difficult to give guidance on a typical rent (price per acre). CLAS did a survey and found groups paying between zero and £1,000 per acre.

This paper will help you calculate what rent should be paid. It can also be used to quantify the value to the project of rent-free (zero rent) or a rent paid in kind.

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Landowners: Process For Offering Land

This generic guide takes landowners through the process involved in allowing a community garden to set up operation on your land. It gives landowners a broad step-by-step process and links to useful information resources created by CLAS. However, it is important to bear in mind that this is an example and different circumstances and different groups may require variations on this process.

Offering Land Process for Landowners

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Landowners: Guide For Landowners

This guide aims to encourage Scotland’s landowners to make more land available for community growing provide key information on issues such as site suitability, leases, planning and land use and the law.

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Useful Link: Register of Surplus Public Sector Land

You can use the following link to browse surplus land (and buildings) owned by central government and its various agencies which is available to buy or lease. It is administered by the Government Property Unit, which is part of the Cabinet Office. Use the link below to access the information - it is expected to be updated quarterly:


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Useful Document: Somerset Land & Food Project Report

The Somerset Land & Food Project has been a three year access to land project, launched in 2009 and funded by the Big Lottery Local Food Programme. It was managed by Somerset Community Food, a grassroots charity founded in 2004, which aims to re-connect people with the social, health and environmental effects of growing, buying, preparing and eating local food. 

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