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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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What The Right To Buy Is Not

  • It is not intended to be used as a means to block or blight developments on land (e.g. "NIMBY"). Concerns about developments should be addressed through the appropriate channels.
  • It is not intended to be used to stop a 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.
  • An application is not meant to preserve the status quo. The application needs to show that it will further sustainable development in relation to the land.

To be aware:

Where an application to acquire land appears to demonstrate any of the points noted above, Scottish Ministers may not approve the application.

Contact

Email: crtb@gov.scot

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