Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Community Empowerment (scotland) Bill consultationThe Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act is a piece of legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament, which aims to make it easier for communities to have their voices heard, to take ownership over local land and buildings, to shape local services and to have more influence over the decisions that affect their area.

The Bill started life in June 2012 with an exploratory consultation and has since been honed down through further consultation to focus on a number of key areas, potentially including asset use and transfer, improving public services and inceased rights to take part in local planning. 

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