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The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 358 (C. 44)

Community Empowerment

Land Reform

Local Government

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015

Made

27th October 2015

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

29th October 2015

Coming into force

13th November 2015

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 145(2) of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015 and comes into force on 13th November 2015.

(2) In this Order—

the Act” means the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015; and

“the 2003 Act” means the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003(2).

Appointed day

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the table in the Schedule (the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that table) is 13th November 2015.

(2) Where a purpose is specified in column 3 of that table in relation to any provision specified in column 1, that provision comes into force on 13th November 2015 only for that purpose.

MARCO BIAGI

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

27th October 2015

Article 2

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE ACT COMING INTO FORCE ON 13TH NOVEMBER 2015

Column 1

Provisions of the Act

Column 2

Subject Matter

Column 3

Purpose

Section 9(2), (5) and (6)Localities: comparison of outcomesFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 15Guidance about community planningFor the purpose of issuing guidance for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act
Section 18Interpretation of Part 2
Section 20(2) and (3)Meaning of “community participation body”For the purpose of making orders
Section 21(2), (3), (4), (8) and (9)Meaning of “public service authority”For the purpose of making orders
Section 23Regulations with further provision about participation requests
Section 24(7)(a) and (8)Participation requests: decisionsFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 26(6)Proposed outcome improvement processFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 29(3)Modification of outcome improvement processFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 31(6)ReportingFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 34Guidance on participation requestsFor the purpose of issuing guidance for the purposes of Part 3 of the Act
Section 35Interpretation of Part 3
Section 37(1), (4), (7) and (8)Community bodiesFor the purpose of making regulations under section 34(5)(a) of the 2003 Act
Section 40Public notice of certain applicationsFor the purpose of making regulations under section 37(4)(b) and (4A) of the 2003 Act
Section 42(1), (2), (4) and (9)Procedure for late applications: similar community bodiesFor the purpose of making regulations under section 39(7)(c) of the 2003 Act
Section 44Notification of transfer: specifications of maps, plans or other drawingsFor the purpose of making regulations under section 41(3)(b) of the 2003 Act
Section 49Appointment of person to conduct ballot on proposal to buy land: prescribed information to be provided to ballotterFor the purpose of making regulations under section 51A(2)(b) and (6) of the 2003 Act
Section 50Consent under section 51 of the 2003 Act: prescribed informationFor the purpose of making regulations under section 51B(2)(b), (3) and (4) of the 2003 Act
Section 52Ballot not conducted as prescribedFor the purpose of making regulations under section 52(7) of the 2003 Act
Section 76Meaning of “the 2003 Act” in Part 4 of the Act
Section 77(2) and (3)Meaning of “community transfer body”For the purpose of making orders
Section 78(2), (3) and (4)Meaning of “relevant authority”For the purpose of making orders
Section 81Asset transfer requests: regulations
Section 82(8)(a) and (9)Asset transfer requests: decisionsFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 83(10)Agreement to asset transfer requestFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 85(3), (4) and (10)Asset transfer requests: appealsFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 86(3), (4), (7)(b)(i) and (9)Review by local authorityFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 87(3), (4) and (9)Review of decisions by the Scottish MinistersFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 88(3)Appeals from reviews under section 86For the purpose of making regulations
Section 89(2), (3) and (4)Decisions by relevant authority specified under section 85(2)(c): reviewsFor the purpose of making regulations or orders
Section 90(12), (13) and (14)No concluded contract: appealsFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 94(4), (5) and (6)Duty to publish register of landFor the purposes of making regulations and issuing guidance for the purposes of section 94 of the Act
Section 96Guidance on asset transfer requestsFor the purpose of issuing guidance for the purposes of Part 5 of the Act
Section 97Interpretation of Part 5
Section 103Guidance about common good registers
Section 105Guidance about disposal etc. of common good property
Section 106Interpretation of Part 8
Section 137Guidance on allotmentsFor the purpose of issuing guidance under section 137(1) of the Act
Section 139(1) to (5) and (7)Participation in decisions of certain persons exercising public functionsFor the purpose of making regulations
Section 144(1) and schedule 4 so far as they relate to paragraph 8(1) and (2)(d) of schedule 4Minor and consequential amendments: notice by Ministers of their decision whether or not a community interest is to be entered in the Register of Community Interests in LandFor the purpose of making regulations under section 37(18) of the 2003 Act
Section 144(1) and schedule 4 so far as they relate to paragraph 8(1) and (4)(a) of schedule 4Minor and consequential amendments: ballot procedure: prescribed form of returnFor the purpose of making regulations under section 52(3) of the 2003 Act

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force certain provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the Act”).

It commences from 13th November 2015 the provisions of the Act set out in the table in the Schedule, for limited purposes where specified. The relevant provisions contain Ministerial powers to make subordinate legislation and issue guidance.

The Bill for the Act received Royal Assent on 24th July 2015. Sections 141, 142, 143, 145 and 146 came into force the following day.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force by a commencement order made before the date of this Order.

Provision of the ActDate of commencementInstrument No.
Section 14031st October 2015S.S.I. 2015/344

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