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SEDA Land Conversation: Building Futures in Rural Scotland

Date: 18 Apr 2023 - 18 Apr 2023

Time: 16:00-18:00

Town/City: Online

SEDA Land Conversation: Building Futures in Rural Scotland

Join our inspiring panel to discuss how we might build more sustainable rural communities and encourage the repopulation of the Scottish countryside.

People’s work-life balances have changed since the pandemic. More people are appreciating the health and wellbeing benefits of rural life and flexi-working. However, this can be isolating and difficult without appropriate infrastructure in place -- including digital connectivity, availability of land, good transport links, healthcare and child care.

We need more affordable, multi-generational homes, alongside places in which to work. At this event, we will hear about a range of innovative placemaking ideas some of which repurpose existing buildings and some of which are attractive new developments. We will discuss the potential of rural enterprise hubs and hear from planners about the new National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) and how this can be translated down to the grassroots level.

All these issues will be addressed alongside infrastructure, availability of land, and flexi-working. Ninety-eight percent of land in Scotland is rural so why aren't rural communities providing more sustainable homes and more employment?

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