Common land and ELMS: a need for policy innovation in England and Wales

Short, Christopher J ORCID: 0000-0003-0429-1143 (2000) Common land and ELMS: a need for policy innovation in England and Wales. Land Use Policy, 17 (2). pp. 121-133. doi:10.1016/S0264-8377(00)00007-7

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Common land is valued by a wide range of interest groups. It is thus characterized as a multi-functional land type with a complex construction of property rights. These factors underlie the extant environmental threats to common land. Environmental land management schemes (ELMS) have been deployed as the principle solution to these threats in England and Wales. However, as this paper seeks to reveal, the relationship between ELMS and common land is complex, presenting a challenge to policy makers and implementers and common land interest groups. Nevertheless, examples of good practice have arisen, permitting the inclusion of new concerns within traditional common land governance and management frameworks. The paper concludes with a consideration of whether wider lessons from these developments can be learnt for common land, ELMS and environment policy in general.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:31

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