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How is new legislation affecting country estates?

16 July 2015

In recent weeks, there have been a number of proposed legislative changes affecting country estates in Scotland. These have included the publication of the Scottish Government’s Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 2015 and the UK Government’s confirmation of the early closure of the Renewables Obligation for on-shore wind farms. In this article bto considers some of the issues facing its clients.

Assessing the impact of fracking for rural areas

14 July 2015

In light of the release of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) unredacted report (Draft Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts paper) assessing the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Jeremy Glen, partner at bto solicitors, discusses the legal issues around fracking operations, and what the future may hold for this highly controversial method of extracting shale.

Extension of Community Ownership of Land

06 February 2014

On 6 November 2013 Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning, launched a consultation on detailed proposals for the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill. The consultation takes forward proposals that were supported within the previous exploratory consultation in 2012.

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