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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 52: Ballot procedure

186.Section 52 provides that a ballot to determine the level of community support for the acquisition of land is to be conducted in the manner prescribed by regulations made by Ministers. If the ballot is not conducted in the required manner, the community body’s right to buy falls.

187.Subsections (3) and (4) detail the ballot information to be returned to Ministers and the time limit for doing so.

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