SB 15-49 Land Reform (Scotland) Bill - Scottish Parliament

Aug 27, 2015 - This briefing is intended to help inform Parliamentary scrutiny of the ..... As an alternative, the Bill proposes a power to make regulations that ...
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SPICe Briefing

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 27 August 2015 15/49 Tom Edwards, Wendy Kenyon, Samantha Pollock, & Alasdair Reid

Clockwise from top left: Man with granddaughter south pier Isle of Gigha (Wikimedia Commons A. MacNeill); Boundary stone, Cat Law Strathmore/Glen Prosen (Wikimedia Commons R. Webb); Red deer stag (SNH); Carterhaugh Farm, Buccleuch Estate; (Wikimedia Commons R. Webb).

CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................................................................................. 4 BACKGROUND AND POLICY CONTEXT .................................................................................................................. 5 THE BILL .................................................................................................................................................................. 6 PART 1: LAND RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES STATEMENT............................................................................ 6 CONSULTATION ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 SECTION 1 LAND RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES STATEMENT ................................................................... 7 PART 2: THE SCOTTISH LAND COMMISSION......................................................................................................... 8 CONSULTATION ..................................................................................................................................................... 8 CHAPTER 1 – THE COMMISSION ......................................................................................................................... 8 CHAPTER 2 – THE LAND COMMMISSIONERS .................................................................................................... 9 CHAPTER 3 – THE TENANT FARMING COMMISSIONER ................................................................................. 10 PART 3: INFORMATION ABOUT CONTROL OF LAND ETC. ................................................................................ 10 CONSULTATION ................................................................................................................................................... 10 SECTION 35 – RIGHT OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON PERSONS IN CONTROL OF LAND .................... 10 SECTION 36 – INFORMATION RELATING TO PROPRIETORS OF LAND ETC. ............................................... 11 PART 4: ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN DECISIONS RELATING TO LAND ........................................................ 11 CONSULTATION ................................................................................................................................................... 11 SECTION 37 – ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN DECISIONS RELATING TO LAND ........................................... 12 PART 5: RIGHT TO BUY LAND TO FURTHER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ................................................ 12 CONSULTATION ................................................................................................................................................... 12 Sustainable Development .................................................................................................................................. 13 SECTIONS 38 TO 43 - KEY TERMS ..................................................................................................................... 14 SECTION 44 REGISTER OF LAND FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ....................................................... 15 SECTIONS 45 TO 51 APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT ...................................................................................... 15 SECTIONS 52 – 57 PROCEDURE FOLLOWING CONSENT............................................................................... 16 SECTIONS 58 AND 59 COMPENSATION ........................................