Chapter 6 – Consulting the Community
1. Local authorities must notify community councils and community bodies when the proposal is published.
2. Local authorities must invite community councils and other community bodies to consider and give their views on the proposal making it clear that all representations will be published. This ensures a transparent process and that individuals, community councils and other community bodies have an opportunity to consider the proposal and how it might affect them. It should be made clear that people will have at least 20 working days from date of publication to make representations.
QUESTION 10: What are your views on the timescale of 20 days to make a representation on a proposed change or disposal of a common good asset?
3. Local authorities should aim to consider and respond to any representations within 20 working days. The final response(s) should then be published online alongside the original representation(s). Local authorities should also ensure that they publish the final decision about the proposal ( i.e. whether the proposal will be taken forward and any changes which will be made) and notify community bodies and anyone who made a representation.
QUESTION 11: What are your views on the timescale of 20 days to respond to representations?
QUESTION 12: If the proposals are amended, should the guidance recommend consulting again on the revised proposal?
Email: Common Good Guidance Consultation, CGConsultation@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House