Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

There is only one body that could manage UK land

Comment

An interesting idea that the Crown Estate might be an appropriate body to safeguard the fair and equitable pricing of land released for residential development. This organisation's role would have to be very carefully specified, given its behaviour over 'harvesting' income from users of the foreshore on the West coast of Scotland. This became a political hot potato a few decades ago when people in coastal communities suddenly found themselves being charged for keeping their boats in front of their houses, as their ancestors had done since time immemorial. The knowledge that the Crown Estates income went to the Treasury, and was thus for the 'common good' - in theory at least (Garden Bridge, anyone?) - didn't really defuse the initial outrage, and has probably helped the cause of Scottish independence flourish.

Posted date

3 December, 2019

Posted time

12:01 pm

required
required
required
required