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 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;
  • foreshore.

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

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. If you are unsure whether land is eligible or not, please contact the Community Land Team, who can provide further guidance.



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