Regeneration News brief: Greenspace Scotland says money raised should be invested in open space

Money raised for affordable housing by selling underused and poorly maintained football pitches must be ring-fenced for investment in quality open space, Greenspace Scotland has insisted. Investing funds from such sales back into sport provides no benefit if the facilities are not required by local communities, chief officer Julie Procter explained. She added that sites have to be fully appraised to ensure that they are surplus before being sold. Greenspace Scotland's call came after a recent report by consultant Kit Campbell proposed that underused pitches should be sold to free up land for housing.

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