Date lodged: 22 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that its map-based land register (a) establishes a national register of all brownfield land and (b) helps progress development.
Answered by: Angela Constance 11 August 2016
The Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 prescribes the information that the Keeper is required and empowered to include in the map-based Land Register of Scotland. We have no plans to prescribe the inclusion of information about brownfield land.
We continue to support development on brownfield sites though our £7.835m Vacant and Derelict Land Fund provided to local authorities through the Local Government settlement.