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Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 1976

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Schedule 1Amendment of Enactments Consequential on Section 11

The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972

1At the end of section 182 (power to serve blight notice), there shall be added the following subsection—

(5)Where the claimant is a crofter or cottar, this section shall have effect as if—

(a)in subsection (1)(c) for the word " sell" there were substituted the word " assign;

(b)in subsection (1)(d) for the words from " sell it" to " to sell" there were substituted the words

assign it except at a price substantially lower than that for which he might reasonably have expected to assign it;

(c)in subsections (1) and (4) for the word " purchase " there were substituted the words "take possession of

2In section 184 (reference of objections to Lands Tribunal), in subsection (6) after the word " treat" there shall be inserted the words

or, in a case where the claimant is a crofter or cottar, notice of entry.

3At the end of section 185 (effect of valid blight notice), there shall be added the following subsection—

(5)Where the claimant is a crofter or cottar, this section shall have effect as if in subsections (1) and (3) for the words from " acquire " to " respect thereof" there were substituted the words " require the crofter or cottar to give up possession of the land occupied by him and to have served a notice of entry in respect thereof under paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947..

4At the end of section 188 (effect on powers of compulsory acquisition of counter-notice disclaiming intention to acquire), there shall be added the following subsection—

(5)Where the claimant is a crofter or cottar, this section shall have effect as if in subsections (2) and (4) for the words from " or by" to " claimant in" there were substituted the words " to require the crofter or cottar to give up possession of

5In section 192(4) (meaning of " owner's interest"), after the words " interest of " there shall be inserted the word

(a)and after the word " years " there shall be inserted the words " and (b) a crofter or cottar therein.

6In section 196(1) (general interpretation), after the definition of " the claimant" there shall be inserted the following definitions— " cottar" has the same meaning as in section 28(4) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955 ;

" crofter" has the same meaning as in section 3(2) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955.

The Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973

7At the end of section 68 (land affected by orders relating to new towns), there shall be added the following subsection—

(6)This section shall have effect where the service of the blight notice by virtue of subsection (1) above is by a crofter or cottar as if—

(a)in subsection (4) for the words " acquire compulsorily any interest in land " and " acquires an interest" there were substituted respectively the words

take possession of any land occupied by the crofter or cottarand " takes possession " and in paragraphs (a) and (b) for the word " interest" there were substituted the word " possession;

(b)in subsection (5) for the words from " acquisition of" to " acquisition were " there were substituted the words

taking of possession of land by the Secretary of State under subsection (4) above as if the taking of possession were."

8At the end of section 74 (blight notice requiring purchase of whole agricultural unit), there shall be added the following subsection—

(3)This section shall have effect where the blight notice is served by a crofter or cottar as if for subsection (1)(b) there were substituted the following paragraph—

(b)a requirement that the appropriate authority shall take possession of the whole of the unit or, as the case may be, the whole of the part of it to which the notice relates.."

9At the end of section 76 (effect of blight notice requiring purchase of whole agricultural unit), there shall be added the following subsection—

(9)Where the claimant is a crofter or cottar this section shall have effect as if—

(a)in subsections (2) and (4) for the words from " acquire compulsorily " to " interest" and for the words " to treat in respect thereof" there were substituted respectively the words

take possession compulsorily of the landand the words "of entry in respect of that land under paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947;

(b)in subsection (4)(a) for the word " acquire " there were substituted the words

take possession of."

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