Second part of Register of Applications by Community Bodies to Buy Land

Published: 24 April 2020

The second part of the Register of Applications by Community Bodies to Buy Land (RoACBL) is live.

The RoACBL register contains applications by community bodies to buy land, in order to bring it back into productive use for the benefit of the local community

The RoACBL Register consists of two parts:

  • The first is a register of information and documents relating to applications for the right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land. It was launched on 27 June, 2018.
  • The second part is a register of applications for the right to buy land for further sustainable development. It became live on 26 April, 2020.

The new regulations which come into force on 26 April 2020 create a new right to buy land and, according to circumstances, an associated tenant’s interest for the purpose of furthering sustainable development.

It is a compulsory purchase power, meaning that a properly constituted community body may seek Ministerial approval for the transfer of land, or a tenant’s interest even where the owner of the land or tenant does not wish to sell the land or tenant’s interest - both private and public land may be sought.

It will add to the range of right to buy powers already in force to assist Scottish communities to own land.

For further information visit the RoACBL register page.

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