The Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development: information for communities

A guide for communities explaining Part 5 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 in respect of The Right to Buy Land To Further Sustainable Development.

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Data Protection

In order to consider an application on the register, there is a requirement to process the personal data provided within any documentation received by Scottish Ministers in relation to that right to buy. The basis for processing this personal data is in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) and/or Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

When a community body submits a compliant application under the right to buy legislation, the application is entered onto the register. During this process, the community body is required to provide certain information about itself and those who own the land. This information will be used to assess whether the application for consent to exercise the right to buy is approved by Scottish Ministers.

All personal data will be redacted before appearing on the register. The data will be used to assist the Scottish Ministers to determine whether the purchase should receive consent to proceed.

The data captured will be kept on the register as a record of the application and any decisions. This information is used by other community bodies as a source of information and guidance for their own applications, as well as a historic record of rights to buy.



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