Secondary legislation proposals for Part 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: the community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land as introduced by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Consultation analysis on the Community Right to Buy Abandoned, Neglected or Detrimental Land (also known as Part 3A).

2. Introduction

Consultation Responses

Table 2.1: Respondents to the Consultation

Respondent Category
The Highland Council Organisation
Youth Juice Creative Organisation
Community Land Advisory Service Organisation
Friends of Midmar Inn Community Company Organisation
Dundonald Community Council Organisation
Crieff Community Trust Organisation
East Ayrshire Council Organisation
CLEAR Buckhaven Individual
Ailsa Macmillan Smith Individual
Community Land Scotland Organisation
North Lanarkshire Council Organisation
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Organisation
Perth and Kinross Council (Community Planning Partnership) Organisation
Development Trusts Association Scotland Organisation
West Lothian Council Organisation
Shetland Partnership Organisation
West Dunbartonshire Council Organisation
Scottish Natural Heritage Organisation
COSLA Organisation
Midlothian Council Organisation
East Renfrewshire Council Organisation
North Ayrshire Council Organisation
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Organisation
Scottish Property Federation Organisation
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Organisation
Big Lottery Fund Organisation
Scottish Borders Council Organisation
Law Society of Scotland Organisation
Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Organisation
South Ayrshire Council Organisation
Historic Houses Association Scotland Organisation
Scottish Land & Estates Organisation
NFU Scotland Organisation
Brodies LLP Organisation
Scottish Water Organisation
Scottish Canals (the operating name of the British Waterways Board) Organisation
the National Trust for Scotland Organisation
Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland Organisation
East Ayrshire Council Organisation
Historic Environment Scotland Organisation
PAS Organisation
Shetland Islands Council Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation
Anon Organisation

Analysis of Responses
The analysis of responses is presented in the following chapters. This follows the order of the topics raised in the consultation paper. A total of 12 questions and a further 26 sub-questions, were posed by the consultation inviting a mix of closed and open responses. The analysis of responses to these is based on the views of those who responded to the consultation which are not necessarily representative of the wider population and cannot be extrapolated further.

Most respondents used Citizen Space to submit their views.


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