In 2013 the Scottish Government initiated two regional land use pilot projects in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Borders to test an innovative approach to land use decision-making. An independent evaluation was carried out in parallel with the pilot projects to consider the processes of developing and managing the projects as well as the final outputs. These can be found as follows,
Research Findings: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/01/3609
Information on the pilot projects can be found on the Land Use Strategy webpages.