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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Notification of Ministers’ decision on application

241.The new section 97M of the 2003 Act sets out how Ministers must notify the relevant parties of their decision to consent to or refuse an application.

242.Subsection (1) provides that Ministers must give notice in writing of their decision to consent to or refuse an application under section 97G to exercise the Part 3A community right to buy, and identifies the persons to whom such notice must be given. The form of the notice is to be set out in regulations.

243.Subsection (2) provides that regulations made by Ministers must require that the notice includes a full description of the land covered by the Ministers’ decision and, where consent is given, any conditions imposed by Ministers.

244.Subsection (3) specifies that the notice must contain information about the consequences of the decision and the rights of appeal against it and state the date on which the consent is given.

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