In rural Scotland, where rural roads are a rarity, some communities are building roads.
But some rural communities have not yet built a road, a problem that could lead to more roads not built.
The road-building boom that’s taking place in rural Scotland has created a unique problem: a shortage of roads, according to a report released this week by the Rural Development Institute.
The institute estimates that more than half of Scotland’s roads have not been built.
Some rural roads were built decades ago and have been used by people who live in areas where the local road network is relatively weak, said James Smith, the institute’s director of research and policy.
Smith said the situation has created the conditions for more roads to be built, not less.
The lack of rural roads has also created challenges for local governments, including the Rural Road Partnership, the group of communities that oversees Scotland’s road system.
“We know there are a lot of opportunities that could be created in the future that would help the economy of the region, that would create opportunities for people who work in the region,” Smith said.
The report, “Rural Road Partnership: The Challenge of Not Building Roads,” finds that some of Scotland and other regions that have built roads are doing so to make their economies more competitive and more efficient.
But others are building road to serve their own communities, as well as for economic development.
In Scotland, the Rural Roads Partnership’s report said, “Road building is not an overnight solution.
A road built decades before it was needed is now seen as a liability, a risk, a nuisance.”
The report also found that rural road building is more expensive than urban roads, because of the cost of building them.
It said that the total cost of a road built in Scotland is about $8.8 billion, and about $1.2 billion of that cost is paid by the public sector.
The RDP estimates that the public and private sector paid about $3.4 billion for road building in Scotland in 2012.
Some roads that have been built in recent years, such as in Dumfries and Galloway, have been very expensive, with the total costs running into $20 billion.
A major problem for the RDP is that roads are built in an era when there are very few places to build roads.
“Our region is very reliant on the railways, and a lot is going to be dependent on the railway infrastructure, and there are lots of potential things that could happen on that infrastructure,” Smith told The Associated Press.
“And a lot more than is built now is just sitting there waiting to be used.”
Rural Scotland’s Roads To Grow A report published this month by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) found that many rural communities in Scotland have not built roads.
The group estimates that there are more than 70,000 hectares of vacant land in rural parts of Scotland, and that these vacant land areas contribute to a “disproportionate and significant amount” of land erosion and land degradation.
It found that the average amount of vacant space in Scotland was about 15 square miles, which represents a “significant proportion” of Scotland.
RSPB director of science, Paul J. Dickson, said that many of the vacant land is on rural land that would be developed if it were developed, but that there is not enough development happening on this land to allow it to be developed.
“A lot of these vacant areas are simply not being developed,” he said.
“There’s a lot less development going on, and people aren’t even getting on with the planning.
And so what is happening in Scotland’s rural areas is a complete lack of planning.”
In Scotland’s north, for example, the RSPL report found that there were approximately 20,000 vacant plots of land.
In the south of Scotland in Aberdeenshire, the report found the same, but the RDSB report found there are now approximately 1,800 vacant plots in Scotland, which translates to 1,500 vacant acres.
The Rural Roads Partnerships report estimated that Scotland has more than 4,000 undeveloped vacant plots, which are less than 20 square miles.
“When you’re talking about derelict land, it’s very difficult to do planning for it, and you’re often just talking about building road,” Smith, of the RDI, said.
In a report last month, the Scottish government recommended that the RDs should look at “how to ensure that the existing road network can be maintained and enhanced as part of a wider strategy to increase the number of road users in Scotland.”
“We need to consider how we can support the growth of rural road users by encouraging them to use roads that are more suitable for them and also to build more of these roads,” the report said.
Smith agreed that there should be a focus on the rural economy in the context of the country’s development, and