Community Rights to Buy: A Scottish Government Community Land Team EventDate:Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 - 09:00Venue: Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DPCost: FREE
This event is delivered by the Scottish Government Community Land Team providing a comprehensive introduction to Community Rights to Buy.
What are Community Rights to Buy?
Community Rights to Buy are legislative tools that enable communities to acquire land or buildings. The workshop will cover three of these tools:
Part 2 Community Right to Buy - This allows Community Bodies to apply to register an interest over land or buildings. The effect of a registration will prohibit the current owner from selling the property to anyone except the Community Body.
Part 3A Community Right to Buy Abandoned, Neglected or Detrimental Land - This provides an opportunity for Community Bodies to compulsory purchase land or buildings that are abandoned or neglected or where the use or management of the land is causing harm to the environmental wellbeing of the Community.
Part 5 Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development - This provides an opportunity for Community Bodies to apply for consent to exercise a right to buy land. They may also request that a third party purchaser nominated by the Community Body purchase the land on their behalf.
The Scottish Government fully supports increasing community ownership of land in Scotland, from small community owned shops in urban centres to large estates and islands.
Who is the event for?
Anyone with an interest in community ownership/acquisitions and organisations advising community groups. Landowners may also find the workshop useful.
09:00 | Welcome and Introductions
09:05 | Part 2 Community Right to Buy
09:50 | Part 3A Community Right to buy Abandoned , Neglected or Detrimental Land
10:35 | Coffee Break
10:50 | Registers of Scotland: ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service Demonstration
11:15 | Mapping Tool Demonstration
11:30 | Part 5 Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development
12:30 | End