Community Empowerment and Common Good Property: Consultation on Draft Guidance

Closed 29 Sep 2017

Opened 30 Jun 2017

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This is a consultation on guidance for local authorities on how to fulfil the requirements of Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 in relation to common good property.

Why We Are Consulting

Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 places new duties on local authorities in relation to common good property. Local Authorities will be required to create registers of common good property and involve communities in this process. Local authorities will also be required to consult communities when there are proposals to change the use of or dispose of common good property. This consultation concerns the statutory guidance related to these two processes and asks for views on issues such as timescales, information about assets, local consultation and publicising proposals.

Download the consultation paper.

What Happens Next

After the consultation has closed, all of the responses will be analysed and the draft guidance will be revised as appropriate. A final version of the guidance will then be published.


  • People of Scotland


  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Constitution and Democracy
  • Public Sector