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Land reform needs more than that. People need permission to build in the highlands, they should set up something similar to the homesteading thing where people buy land they intend to run as a smallholding (5 - 10 acres) then they should be allowed to build a home on that.

I'm sure you can have strong legislative controls on definitions of intent to smallhold and size of house to ensure that it isn't abused but right now the Highlands are pickled in 19th century aspic as a playground for country gentry to shoot upon. And this is land that once held a huge rural population

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri May 6th, 2011 at 03:14:01 PM EST
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