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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5O-01058
Asked by: Ruth Maguire, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 24 May 2017

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the role of community right to buy schemes in towns and cities.

Current status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 31 May 2017


Answer

The Community Right to Buy has been in place since 2003 for rural communities. Since last year, under provisions delivered through the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, which this Government brought forward, communities in urban Scotland have been able to access that right.

This has allowed communities, across the whole of Scotland, the opportunity to seek ownership of assets and use those assets as a means to take more control over facilities and services within their own local community.