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The Community Right to Buy (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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PART 2Community areas

Prescribed types of area

2.  For the purposes of section 34(5)(1) of the Act, the types of area by reference to which a community shall be defined are—

(a)an electoral ward within the meaning of section 1 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004(2);

(b)the area of a community council established in accordance with Part IV of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(3);

(c)a postcode area, being an area given a unique alphabetic coding to facilitate the delivering of mail, being identified by one or two alphabetical characters at the start of the full postcode, the letters being derived from a town, city or district falling within that postcode area;

(d)a postcode district, being a sub-area of a postcode area, identified by the characters within the first half of a full postcode, which may be numeric, alphabetic or alpha-numeric;

(e)a postcode sector, being a sub-area of a postcode district, identified by the number third from the end of a postcode unit;

(f)an island;

(g)a settlement delineated on the maps attached to Scottish Settlements: Urban and Rural Areas in Scotland published on 5th February 2001(4); or

(h)a locality delineated on the maps attached to Scotland’s Census 2001: Key Statistics for Settlements and Localities Scotland published on 23rd March 2003(5).

(1)

Section 34(5) is amended by section 37(7) of the 2015 Act.

(3)

1973 c.65. Section 51 is amended by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39), Schedule 14. Section 53 is amended by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981 (c.23), section 25 and Schedules 2 and 4.

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