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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 Land Can Be Registered?

What Land Can Be Registered?

An application to acquire land can be made in relation to any type of land/buildings including, for example:

  • brown and green field sites;
  • inland waters and canals;
  • woodland;
  • buildings;
  • schoolhouses;
  • halls;
  • churches;
  • shops; and
  • foreshore.

(this list is not exhaustive, it is only for illustration purpose)

To be aware:

Ineligible land consists of a range of land including an individual’s home (other than where occupied under a tenancy) and land pertaining to an individual’s home. Land held or used by a minister of the Crown or government department and land consisting of a right to petroleum, coal, gold or silver is also ineligible. If you are unsure whether land is eligible or not, please contact the Community Land Team, who can provide further guidance.


Contact

Email: Community Land Team