Publication - Guidance

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: draft asset transfer guidance for authorities

Published: 10 Nov 2016
Guidance for public sector bodies on the statutory asset transfer scheme.
Published:
10 Nov 2016
Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: draft asset transfer guidance for authorities

Part 5 of the Community Empowerment Act introduces a right for community bodies to make requests to all local authorities, Scottish Ministers and a wide-ranging list of public bodies, for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. Subject to the agreement of the Parliament, the asset transfer legislation will come into force on 23 January 2017.

This statutory guidance sets out the requirements of the Act for relevant authorities in processing and making decisions on asset transfer requests, and arrangements for review or appeal if necessary.

Contact

Email: Jean Waddie

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
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