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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-36165
Asked by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 11 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, what powers it has to ensure that the community in East Lochaber and Laggan can acquire the land on the site of the former Alcan Estate and the Smelter, which is owned by the GFG Alliance.

Current status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government’s Community Land Team has provided detailed advice and guidance to the East Lochaber and Laggan Community Trust (ELLCT) regarding a possible community right to buy application over the land asset owned by the GFG Alliance. However the possible acquisition of private land by another party remains a matter of business between those two parties.