1.7. Multiple applications on the same or similar land, by different community bodies
1.7.1. The Act does not prevent more than one Part 3A CB from applying to buy the same land. However, only one Part 3A CB may exercise its Part 3A right to buy that land (section 97K(1) of the Act). Where two or more Part 3A CB's have applied to buy the same land, Ministers must decide which Part 3A CB will proceed (section 97K(2) of the Act). They can only make that decision after they have considered all views relating to each application and the responses to their invitations received in connection with the application (section 97K(3) of the Act). There is, however, no guarantee that any application will proceed where it appears to Ministers that it is not in the public interest to let one Part 3A CB proceed over another.
1.7.2. Once Ministers have decided which Part 3A CB should proceed to buy the land, the unsuccessful Part 3A CB's right to buy is extinguished and its application is deleted from the Register of Applications by Community Bodies to Buy Land.
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