Self builder told to pay £97k 'compensation' for woodland home under Section 75

A view of a plot of woodland with red fence and a redbrick building to the right
Glasgow City Council have ordered a man to pay £97,860 in compensation for his self build project which was given planning permission under the Section 75 planning obligation (Image credit: Google Street View)

A self builder in Scotland has been instructed by his local council to pay £97,000 in compensation to build a home on greenspace surrounded by woodland. 

The matter surrounds a Section 75 planning obligation, which promises compensation to be given to the council for the loss of public land.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.