Regional Land Use Framework (RLUF)
NEWS Regional Land Use Framework (RLUF)

The Regional Land Use Framework (RLUF) has been developed under the Regional Land Use Partnership pilot, following a period of extensive stakeholder engagement in 2022/23.

The pilot is being co-ordinated by South Of Scotland Enterprise in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council, overseen by the Regional Economic Partnership.

What is the RLUF?

  • It sets out a concise vision and objectives for land use across the region, providing information on existing land uses (and the benefits they provide) and drivers for land use change. 
  • It recognises the urgency of joined up action to address the climate and biodiversity crises and identifies some of the priority changes in land use that are going to be needed. 

We need to take new approaches to the ways we use and manage our land, so the finite resources can deliver multiple benefits for our businesses, communities and visitors. 

Following the consultation, feedback will be reviewed and a final version of the RLUF will be submitted to Scottish Ministers shortly.  


Supporting Documents:


RLUF Summary Document


RLUF Consultation Draft



Visit the RLUP pilot webpage here

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