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  • Community Empowerment Act comes into force

    Created: 27/01/2017

    The asset transfer section of the Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) 2015 came into force on Monday 23 January 2017.

    This allows community-led organisations to request to buy, lease or use any land or buildings belonging to local councils, Scottish Ministers, and a range of other public bodies. They must show how they will use the land to benefit the community.  Requests must be agreed unless there are reasonable grounds for refusal.

    This is the latest section of the Act which gives more power to Scotland’s communities to have their voices heard in decisions that matter to them, and to take action for themselves.

    Links to all documents and legislation are available by clicking here.

    If you would like more information about the Community Empowerment Act, contact us.

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