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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 NATIONAL OUTCOMES

    1. 1.National outcomes

    2. 2.Review of national outcomes

    3. 3.Reports

  3. PART 2 COMMUNITY PLANNING

    1. 4.Community planning

    2. 5.Socio-economic inequalities

    3. 6.Local outcomes improvement plan

    4. 7.Local outcomes improvement plan: review

    5. 8.Local outcomes improvement plan: progress report

    6. 9.Localities: comparison of outcomes

    7. 10.Locality plan

    8. 11.Locality plan: review

    9. 12.Locality plan: progress report

    10. 13.Governance

    11. 14.Community planning partners: duties

    12. 15.Guidance

    13. 16.Duty to promote community planning

    14. 17.Establishment of corporate bodies

    15. 18.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. PART 3 PARTICIPATION REQUESTS

    1. Key definitions

      1. 19.Meaning of “community-controlled body”

      2. 20.Meaning of “community participation body”

      3. 21.Meaning of “public service authority”

    2. Participation requests

      1. 22.Participation requests

      2. 23.Regulations

    3. Decisions about participation requests

      1. 24.Participation requests: decisions

      2. 25.Decision notice: information about outcome improvement process

      3. 26.Proposed outcome improvement process

      4. 27.Power to decline certain participation requests

    4. Outcome improvement processes

      1. 28.Duty to establish and maintain outcome improvement process

      2. 29.Modification of outcome improvement process

    5. Appeals and reviews

      1. 30.Regulations: appeals and reviews

    6. Reporting

      1. 31.Reporting

      2. 32.Annual reports

      3. 33.Ministerial report

    7. Guidance

      1. 34.Guidance

    8. Interpretation of Part 3

      1. 35.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. PART 4 COMMUNITY RIGHTS TO BUY LAND

    1. Modifications of Part 2 of Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

      1. 36.Nature of land in which community interest may be registered

      2. 37.Community bodies

      3. 38.Modification of memorandum, articles, constitution or registered rules

      4. 39.Register of Community Interests in Land

      5. 40.Public notice of certain applications

      6. 41.Criteria for registration of interest in land

      7. 42.Procedure for late applications

      8. 43.Evidence and notification of concluded missives or option agreements

      9. 44.Notification of transfer

      10. 45.Notice of expiry of registration

      11. 46.Changes to information relating to registered interests

      12. 47.Notification under section 50 of 2003 Act

      13. 48.Approval of members of community to buy land

      14. 49.Appointment of person to conduct ballot on proposal to buy land

      15. 50.Consent under section 51 of 2003 Act: prescribed information

      16. 51.Representations etc. regarding circumstances affecting ballot result

      17. 52.Ballot not conducted as prescribed

      18. 53.Period in which ballot results and valuations are to be notified

      19. 54.Exercise of right to buy: date of entry and payment of price

      20. 55.Notification of application under section 57 of the 2003 Act

      21. 56.Valuation: views on representations and time limit

      22. 57.Expenses of valuation of land

      23. 58.Creditors in standard security with right to sell land: appeals

      24. 59.Appeals to Lands Tribunal as respects valuations of land

      25. 60.Calculation of time periods in Part 2 of 2003 Act

      26. 61.Duty to provide information about community right to buy

    2. Modifications of Part 3 of Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

      1. 62.Crofting community bodies

      2. 63.Modification of memorandum, articles, constitution or registered rules

      3. 64.Application: information about rights and interest in land

      4. 65.Criteria for consent by Ministers

      5. 66.Ballot: information and expenses

      6. 67.Application by more than one crofting community body

      7. 68.Reference to Land Court of questions on applications

      8. 69.Valuation: views on representations and time limit

      9. 70.Compensation

      10. 71.Land Court: reasons for decision under section 92

      11. 72.Register of Crofting Community Rights to Buy

      12. 73.Meaning of creditor in standard security with right to sell

    3. Abandoned, neglected and detrimental land

      1. 74.Abandoned, neglected and detrimental land

    4. Mediation

      1. 75.Parts 2, 3 and 3A of Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: mediation

    5. Meaning of “the 2003 Act”

      1. 76.Meaning of “the 2003 Act” in Part 4

  6. PART 5 ASSET TRANSFER REQUESTS

    1. Key definitions

      1. 77.Meaning of “community transfer body”

      2. 78.Meaning of “relevant authority”

    2. Requests

      1. 79.Asset transfer requests

      2. 80.Community transfer bodies that may request transfer of ownership of land

      3. 81.Asset transfer requests: regulations

    3. Decisions

      1. 82.Asset transfer requests: decisions

      2. 83.Agreement to asset transfer request

    4. Prohibition on disposal of land

      1. 84.Prohibition on disposal of land

    5. Appeals and reviews

      1. 85.Appeals

      2. 86.Review by local authority

      3. 87.Review of decisions by the Scottish Ministers

      4. 88.Appeals from reviews under section 86

      5. 89.Decisions by relevant authority specified under section 85(2)(c): reviews

      6. 90.No concluded contract: appeals

      7. 91.Effect of offers on appeals and reviews

    6. Disapplication of certain lease restrictions

      1. 92.Disapplication of restrictions in lease of land to relevant authority

    7. Power to decline subsequent requests

      1. 93.Power to decline certain asset transfer requests

    8. Registers of relevant authorities' land

      1. 94.Duty to publish register of land

    9. Annual reports

      1. 95.Annual reports

    10. Guidance

      1. 96.Guidance

    11. Interpretation of Part 5

      1. 97.Interpretation of Part 5

  7. PART 6 DELEGATION OF FORESTRY COMMISSIONERS' FUNCTIONS

    1. 98.Meaning of “community body” in Forestry Act 1967

  8. PART 7 FOOTBALL CLUBS

    1. 99.Facilitation of supporter involvement in football clubs

    2. 100.Supporter involvement in decision-making

    3. 101.Supporter ownership

  9. PART 8 COMMON GOOD PROPERTY

    1. Registers

      1. 102.Common good registers

      2. 103.Guidance about common good registers

    2. Disposal and use

      1. 104.Disposal and use of common good property: consultation

      2. 105.Disposal etc. of common good property: guidance

    3. Interpretation of Part 8

      1. 106.Interpretation of Part 8

  10. PART 9 ALLOTMENTS

    1. Key definitions

      1. 107.Meaning of “allotment”

      2. 108.Meaning of “allotment site”

    2. Request and offer to lease allotment

      1. 109.Request to lease allotment

      2. 110.Offer to lease allotment

    3. Local authority functions

      1. 111.Duty to maintain list

      2. 112.Duty to provide allotments

      3. 113.Duty of tenant of allotment site to grant sublease

      4. 114.Access to allotment and allotment site

      5. 115.Allotment site regulations

      6. 116.Allotment site regulations: further provision

      7. 117.Disposal etc. of allotment sites owned by local authority

      8. 118.Disposal etc. of allotment sites leased by local authority

      9. 119.Duty to prepare food-growing strategy

      10. 120.Duty to review food-growing strategy

      11. 121.Annual allotments report

      12. 122.Power to remove unauthorised buildings from allotment sites

      13. 123.Delegation of management of allotment sites

      14. 124.Promotion and use of allotments: expenditure

      15. 125.Use of local authority and other premises for meetings

    4. Termination of lease

      1. 126.Termination of lease of allotment or allotment site

      2. 127.Resumption of allotment or allotment site by local authority

    5. Notice of termination: sublease

      1. 128.Notice of termination: sublease by local authority

      2. 129.Notice of termination: sublease by allotment association etc.

    6. Prohibition against assignation or subletting

      1. 130.Prohibition against assignation or subletting

    7. Tenants' rights

      1. 131.Sale of surplus produce

      2. 132.Removal of items from allotment by tenant

    8. Compensation

      1. 133.Compensation for disturbance

      2. 134.Compensation for deterioration of allotment

      3. 135.Compensation for loss of crops

      4. 136.Set-off of compensation etc.

    9. Guidance

      1. 137.Guidance

    10. Interpretation of Part 9

      1. 138.Interpretation of Part 9

  11. PART 10 PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC DECISION-MAKING

    1. 139.Participation in decisions of certain persons exercising public functions

  12. PART 11 NON-DOMESTIC RATES

    1. 140.Schemes for reduction and remission of non-domestic rates

  13. PART 12 GENERAL

    1. 141.Guidance under Parts 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10: publication

    2. 142.Subordinate legislation

    3. 143.Ancillary provision

    4. 144.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    5. 145.Commencement

    6. 146.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      COMMUNITY PLANNING PARTNERS

      1. The board of management of a regional college designated by...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITIES

      1. The board of management of a college of further education...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      RELEVANT AUTHORITIES

      1. The board of management of a college of further education...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911

        1. 1.In section 26 of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911...

      2. Compensation (Defence) Act 1939

        1. 2.In section 18 of the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939 (application...

      3. Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948

        1. 3.(1) Section 86 of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 is...

      4. Opencast Coal Act 1958

        1. 4.(1) The Opencast Coal Act 1958 is amended as follows....

      5. Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

        1. 5.In the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973—

      6. Local Government Act 1992

        1. 6.In section 1 of the Local Government Act 1992 (publication...

      7. Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

        1. 7.In section 57 of the Local Government in Scotland Act...

      8. Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

        1. 8.(1) The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 is amended as...

      9. Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

        1. 9.In the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005— (a) in section 41E...

      10. Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010

        1. 10.In the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, in schedule 2...

      11. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

        1. 11.In section 115 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act...

      12. Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

        1. 12.In the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012—

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REPEALS

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