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By Amy Duffy
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Derelict land fund welcomed
THE Scottish Government have confirmed that from this April a new fund will open called The Low Carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme.
It is aimed at the progress of four key actions and includes; urban green spaces, community led regeneration, low carbon housing and renewable energy.
South Scotland MSP Emma Harper welcomed the news and also said that the draft National Planning Framework Number four proposes a stronger policy position on tackling vacant and derelict sites would help to improve the situation across her South Scotland region.
Ms Harper said: “ Since my re-election to the Scottish Parliament in May last year, I have been pursuing greater action on vacant, derelict and abandoned buildings and sites.
“These sites – such as the Interfloor Factor in Dumfries, George Hotel in Stranraer, Central Hotel in Annan and N Peal building in Hawick – can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of local communities.”

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