Dealing with private property for public purposes. An interdisciplinary study of land transactions from a micro-scale perspective

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Dealing with private property for public purposes. An interdisciplinary study of land transactions from a micro-scale perspective

Promovendus SM (Sanne) Holtslag-Broekhof
Promotor prof.dr.ir. JSC (Han) Wiskerke
Copromotor dr.ir. R (Raoul) Beunen
Copromotor dr. ir. RBM van Marwijk
Organisatie Rural Sociology, Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)
Datum

ma 6 juni 2016 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592
Summary - Dealing with private property for public purposes
During publicly initiated land transactions, central aspects for landowners are a good solution and a feeling of justice. Ideas on just land acquisition are diverse amongst owners and acquirers, but were related to lawfullness, decentness and equality. During land transactions landowners experience many uncertianties. Landowners deal with these uncertainties by creating expectations and act based on these expectations. The risk to end without replacing land, stops many owners from going to court for expropriation. Yet, a comparison between the last compensation offer during the voluntary negotiations and the final compensation in court shows that the final compensation ends on average 52% higher than the last compensation offer.
Since the economic crisis public parties aim for more facilitative land policy, but have often little experience to cooperate with private landowners. The insights of this research help public parties to deal more effective and lawful with private property during spatial developments.