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Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land: information for communities

Published: 31 Oct 2018

Information for communities thinking of applying for community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land: information for communities
What The Community Right To Buy ANDL Is Not?

What The Community Right To Buy ANDL Is Not?

  • It is not intended to be used as a means to block or blight developments on land (e.g. “NIMBY”). These concerns should be addressed through the appropriate channels.
  • It is not intended to be used to stop the landowner from developing their land if the community disagree with their plans. These concerns should be addressed through the appropriate channels.
  • It is not intended to be used as a means to prevent or block other interested parties from purchasing land.
  • A registration is not meant to preserve the status quo. The right to buy application needs to show sustainable development benefits for the land.

To be aware:

Where an application to acquire land appears to demonstrate any of the points noted above, then Scottish Ministers may decline to consider the application.


Contact

Email: Community Land Team