March 24, 2017

Consultation – Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land

Under Part 4 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”), Scottish Ministers have a duty to issue “guidance about engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities” (“the Guidance”).

The purpose of the Guidance is to encourage land owners and land managers to develop co-operative and positive working relationships with local communities. The aim is to support good working practices that can lead to mutually beneficial solutions to land-related problems and better local outcomes for economic, environmental, social or cultural issues.

The consultation seeks the views of key stakeholders on the draft Guidance and can be accessed by clicking here.

The consultation closes on 16 June 2017.