Resource description, files and detail

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill Consultation

Posted: 28 January 2014

Doc Type(s): Consultation Responses



View the files above to read our response to this consultation. See the Bill details.


The Bill will include:

• a new way for communities to take on public sector land and buildings

• opportunities for communities to be more involved in shaping and delivering better outcomes locally

• greater transparency in the management and disposal of the Common Good

• improved powers for local authorities to recover the costs of dealing with dangerous and defective buildings

• measures to streamline and extend the rural community right to buy

• new duties to strengthen Community Planning, so that public sector agencies work as one to deliver better outcomes for communities

• updated and simplified legislation on allotments

• new powers for local authorities to create local business rate relief schemes.