Love Thy Neighbour? The Potential for Good Neighbour Agreements in Scotland
This report first outlines the nature and potential of GNAs (Chapter 1), and then turns to lessons from experience with GNAs in Scotland and elsewhere – particularly the US (Chapter 2). Chapter 2 also draws lessons from literature on other negotiated and voluntary agreements. Chapter 3 examines how GNAs might work in Scotland – in particular, considering potential for GNAs to be linked to planning permissions or pollution licenses, or to stand alone as private legal agreements. It also anticipates concerns that businesses might raise. Chapter 4 proposes a tentative template and guidelines for Scottish GNAs. Chapter 5 discusses some of the issues raised by GNAs in more depth and draws conclusions.