Viewpark Gardens and Trust - asset transfer request - Section 90 appeal: letter

Acknowledgement letter to the Viewpark Gardens Trust in response to their appeal to Scottish ministers in relation to an Asset Transfer Request under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

To: Lynn Cunnington, Chair, Viewpark Gardens Trust

From: Malcolm Cowie, Asset Transfer Policy Manager, Scottish Government

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Part 5: Asset Transfer Requests – Appeal of Decision of the Local Authority to Scottish Ministers.

Dear Lynn,

Thank you for your appeal, and accompanying documents which were received by the Scottish Government on 13 November 2023, requesting an appeal of the decision made by North Lanarkshire Council to refuse the request made by the Viewpark Gardens Trust to lease Viewpark Gardens under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, which concerns Asset Transfer Requests.

An appeal under Section 83(6) of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 has been made in writing in accordance with The Asset Transfer Request (Appeal Where No Contract Concluded) (Scotland) Regulations 2016, by Viewpark Gardens Trust, 80 Juniper Road, Viewpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 5BD.

This letter acknowledges receipt of your appeal on behalf of Viewpark Gardens Trust, and a copy of this letter has been sent to Leanne Pollock, Community Engagement Officer, and Marrya Bashir, Solicitor at North Lanarkshire Council. We will make a copy of the appeal documentation available on the Scottish Government website, and notify you when this has been done. I have attached a link to the guidance which outlines the appeal process in more detail:

Appeal to the Scottish Ministers - Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: community transfer bodies' guidance.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any stage of the appeal should you need information or clarification on any aspect of the process.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Cowie



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