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Long-term management of the crown estate in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses

Published: 25 Jan 2018
Directorate:
Marine Scotland Directorate
Part of:
Marine and fisheries, Research
ISBN:
9781788515498

Summary report on the responses to the consultation on the long-term management of the crown estate in Scotland.

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103 page PDF

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Contents
Long-term management of the crown estate in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses
Annex 1: Data tables

103 page PDF

896.7 kB

Annex 1: Data tables

Table 1

Question 1: Should the future approach be changed from the duty to manage the assets on a commercial basis?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 11 2 1 14
Leisure/Tourism 10 7 0 17
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 9 0 2 11
Local Authority 12 0 0 12
Land and Estates 6 2 0 8
Community Groups 9 1 0 10
Ports and Harbours 5 1 0 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 3 0 0 3
Other 2 0 1 3
Total Organisations 69 13 4 86
Total Individuals 63 23 5 91
Total Respondents 132 36 9 177

Table 2

Question 2: If yes (to Q1) should there be a power to take account of wider socio-economic or other benefits?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 12 0 1 13
Leisure/Tourism 11 0 1 12
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 9 0 2 11
Local Authority 12 0 0 12
Land and Estates 6 0 1 7
Community Groups 9 0 1 10
Ports and Harbours 5 0 1 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 0
Natural Heritage/Conservation 3 0 0 3
Other 3 0 0 3
Total Organisations 72 0 7 79
Total Individuals 63 3 6 72
Total Respondents 135 3 13 151

Table 3

Question 4: Should the requirement on "good management" be retained?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 13 0 0 13
Leisure/Tourism 16 0 1 17
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 8 1 0 9
Local Authority 13 0 0 13
Land and Estates 9 0 0 9
Community Groups 10 0 0 10
Ports and Harbours 4 0 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 4 0 0 4
Other 2 0 0 2
Total Organisations 81 1 3 85
Total Individuals 81 1 9 91
Total Respondents 162 2 12 176

Table 4

Question 5: Should the requirement on "good management" be amended to take account of environmental implications in relation to the management functions?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 8 5 1 14
Leisure/Tourism 12 2 1 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 8 1 0 9
Local Authority 10 1 1 12
Land and Estates 7 2 0 9
Community Groups 10 0 0 10
Ports and Harbours 3 1 1 5
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 4 0 0 4
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 67 13 4 84
Total Individuals 69 13 6 88
Total Respondents 136 26 10 172

Table 5

Question 6: Should the existing Crown Estate portfolio in Scotland be preserved in its current form?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 4 4 4 12
Leisure/Tourism 11 2 2 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 5 2 1 8
Local Authority 0 11 1 12
Land and Estates 1 7 0 8
Community Groups 5 4 0 9
Ports and Harbours 0 4 1 5
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 2 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 0 1 2 3
Other 1 2 0 3
Total Organisations 27 39 10 76
Total Individuals 32 38 16 86
Total Respondents 59 77 26 162

Table 6

Question 7: Should Scottish Ministers' approval be required for sizeable sales?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 11 1 2 14
Leisure/Tourism 11 1 3 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 8 1 0 9
Local Authority 10 0 2 12
Land and Estates 5 1 1 7
Community Groups 9 1 0 10
Ports and Harbours 5 0 0 5
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 1 0 0 1
Natural Heritage/Conservation 2 0 1 3
Other 3 0 0 3
Total Organisations 65 5 9 79
Total Individuals 71 11 7 89
Total Respondents 136 16 16 168

Table 7

Question 8: Should the existing policy - the general presumption against selling the seabed - be maintained?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 15 1 1 17
Leisure/Tourism 15 1 0 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 8 1 1 10
Local Authority 8 4 0 12
Land and Estates 6 1 0 7
Community Groups 8 2 0 10
Ports and Harbours 1 4 0 5
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 3 0 0 3
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 68 15 2 85
Total Individuals 84 4 3 91
Total Respondents 152 19 5 176

Table 8

Question 14: Do you have any views on the proposed application of the above principles to guide the long-term framework for managing the Crown Estate assets?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 8 4 1 13
Leisure/Tourism 8 1 6 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 4 4 0 8
Local Authority 8 3 0 11
Land and Estates 5 1 0 6
Community Groups 4 3 1 8
Ports and Harbours 1 1 2 4
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 1 1 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 1 0 2
Other 2 0 1 3
Total Organisations 42 19 11 72
Total Individuals 44 22 16 82
Total Respondents 86 41 27 154

Table 9

Question 15: Which of the three proposed options for managing Crown Estate assets in Scotland do you prefer?

Categories of respondent Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Other Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 9 2 3 3 0 17
Leisure/Tourism 10 2 5 1 0 18
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 4 1 2 3 0 10
Local Authority 0 8 3 1 0 12
Land and Estates 4 1 0 5 0 10
Community Groups 1 4 3 0 0 8
Ports and Harbours 0 0 5 1 0 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 0 0 3 0 0 3
Other 1 1 1 0 0 3
Total Organisations 29 19 27 14 0 89
Total Individuals 28 11 42 7 3 91
Total Respondents 57 30 69 21 3 180

Table 10

Question 17: Should a geographic or a functional approach guide the reform of the management of the Crown Estate in Scotland?

Categories of respondent Geographic Functional Don't Know Other Total
Other Commercial/Research 2 10 1 2 15
Leisure/Tourism 3 9 1 3 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 3 2 0 3 8
Local Authority 7 2 1 2 12
Land and Estates 3 1 0 4 8
Community Groups 9 1 0 0 10
Ports and Harbours 3 2 0 1 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 1 0 1 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 0 0 1 1 2
Other 1 0 2 0 3
Total Organisations 31 28 6 17 82
Total Individuals 23 45 10 13 91
Total Respondents 54 73 16 30 173

Table 11

Question 18: Do you have a preference for management on a geographic basis being led by either local authorities or communities?

Categories of respondent Option 1 Option 2 Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 5 1 5 11
Leisure/Tourism 3 5 3 11
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 1 2 2 5
Local Authority 11 0 1 12
Land and Estates 1 4 1 6
Community Groups 2 6 0 8
Ports and Harbours 2 0 3 5
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 0 0 0
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 1 0 2 3
Total Organisations 27 18 18 63
Total Individuals 13 55 11 79
Total Respondents 40 73 29 142

Table 12

Question 19: Should Scottish Ministers have the power to hand responsibility for management of the estate, or parts of it, to a particular person or persons?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 6 5 2 13
Leisure/Tourism 5 11 1 17
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 4 4 0 8
Local Authority 9 3 0 12
Land and Estates 5 1 1 7
Community Groups 6 3 0 9
Ports and Harbours 4 0 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 1 2 0 3
Total Organisations 43 29 7 79
Total Individuals 46 38 6 90
Total Respondents 89 67 13 169

Table 13

Question 20: Should Scottish Ministers have a power to vary management arrangements held by other parties over time?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 6 4 3 13
Leisure/Tourism 11 5 1 17
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 5 1 1 7
Local Authority 6 2 3 11
Land and Estates 5 1 1 7
Community Groups 6 2 1 8
Ports and Harbours 4 0 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 3 0 0 3
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 50 16 12 78
Total Individuals 59 20 10 89
Total Respondents 109 36 22 167

Table 14

Question 21: Should Scottish Ministers have the power to extinguish rights currently held in the Crown Estate where management of the asset can be adequately covered by other legislation?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 5 3 5 13
Leisure/Tourism 4 8 4 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 1 2 4 7
Local Authority 6 0 2 8
Land and Estates 3 1 2 6
Community Groups 8 0 1 9
Ports and Harbours 3 0 3 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 1 0 0 1
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 34 15 22 71
Total Individuals 54 28 8 90
Total Respondents 88 43 30 161

Table 15

Question 23: Should local authorities or communities be expected to make a case for further devolution?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 7 4 2 13
Leisure/Tourism 6 8 2 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 5 3 1 9
Local Authority 2 9 1 12
Land and Estates 6 1 1 8
Community Groups 6 2 0 8
Ports and Harbours 6 0 0 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 2 0 0 2
Other 1 2 0 3
Total Organisations 43 29 7 79
Total Individuals 53 32 5 90
Total Respondents 96 61 12 169

Table 16

Question 24: If yes (to question 15), should they demonstrate the capability to ensure appropriate management, to maintain service delivery, and to deliver increased benefits?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 8 2 2 12
Leisure/Tourism 7 0 1 8
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 6 1 0 7
Local Authority 3 2 0 5
Land and Estates 7 0 0 7
Community Groups 6 0 0 6
Ports and Harbours 6 0 0 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 2 0 0 2
Other 1 0 0 1
Total Organisations 48 5 3 56
Total Individuals 53 4 5 62
Total Respondents 101 9 8 118

Table 17

Question 29: Is there a need for strategic planning and a long term investment strategy, in order to co-ordinate work to enhance the value of the estate?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 14 0 1 15
Leisure/Tourism 13 0 3 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 6 0 1 7
Local Authority 11 0 1 12
Land and Estates 6 0 2 8
Community Groups 10 0 0 10
Ports and Harbours 6 0 0 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 4 0 0 4
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 74 1 8 83
Total Individuals 68 11 8 87
Total Respondents 142 12 16 170

Table 18

Question 31: Should there be consistent charging approaches between areas to avoid competition between different parts of Scotland?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 11 1 3 15
Leisure/Tourism 14 2 0 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 6 2 0 8
Local Authority 8 1 2 11
Land and Estates 1 3 2 6
Community Groups 5 2 2 9
Ports and Harbours 4 1 1 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 1 0 1 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 1 1 1 3
Total Organisations 52 13 13 78
Total Individuals 56 22 10 88
Total Respondents 108 35 23 166

Table 19

Question 33: Should Scottish Ministers have the power to hand responsibility for management of the estate, or parts of it, to a particular person or persons?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 4 3 5 12
Leisure/Tourism 4 8 4 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 1 2 4 7
Local Authority 7 1 3 11
Land and Estates 6 2 1 9
Community Groups 5 4 1 10
Ports and Harbours 2 3 1 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 0 1 1
Natural Heritage/Conservation 0 2 0 2
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 31 26 20 77
Total Individuals 38 31 18 87
Total Respondents 69 57 38 164

Table 20

Question 34: Is a phased approach needed to introduce reforms to the management of the Crown Estate assets across Scotland?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 8 0 3 11
Leisure/Tourism 5 2 8 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 5 1 2 8
Local Authority 9 3 0 12
Land and Estates 6 0 1 7
Community Groups 7 2 0 9
Ports and Harbours 2 1 3 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 1 2 0 3
Total Organisations 39 11 18 75
Total Individuals 45 25 14 84
Total Respondents 91 36 32 159

Table 21

Question 35: Is there value in a pilot scheme prior to implementing reforms?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 9 0 3 12
Leisure/Tourism 4 4 8 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 3 2 2 7
Local Authority 11 0 1 12
Land and Estates 7 0 2 9
Community Groups 6 3 0 9
Ports and Harbours 5 1 1 7
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 1 0 1 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 3 0 0 3
Total Organisations 50 10 19 79
Total Individuals 49 25 14 88
Total Respondents 99 35 33 167

Table 22

Question 38: Should the future framework include flexibility for Scottish Ministers to vary the proportion of revenue retained by the manager?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 7 2 4 13
Leisure/Tourism 8 4 4 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 4 1 2 7
Local Authority 3 5 1 9
Land and Estates 2 4 1 7
Community Groups 6 3 1 10
Ports and Harbours 3 1 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 0 0 2 2
Other 0 2 1 3
Total Organisations 35 22 18 75
Total Individuals 57 25 9 90
Total Respondents 92 47 26 165

Table 23

Question 39: Should the arrangement where the capital value of one part of the estate can be used to enhance opportunities elsewhere in the estate be continued?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 10 0 4 14
Leisure/Tourism 13 0 3 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 6 2 1 9
Local Authority 7 1 1 9
Land and Estates 4 1 2 7
Community Groups 8 0 1 9
Ports and Harbours 3 1 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 2 0 1 3
Total Organisations 56 5 16 77
Total Individuals 69 10 9 88
Total Respondents 125 15 25 165

Table 24

Question 40: Should the current duty of maintaining the value of the estate and the return obtained from it be continued or amended for the investment of capital proceeds?

Categories of respondent Continued Amended Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 6 2 4 12
Leisure/Tourism 8 5 3 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 1 3 3 7
Local Authority 5 5 0 10
Land and Estates 1 2 4 7
Community Groups 5 3 1 9
Ports and Harbours 0 4 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 1 1 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 1 1 1 3
Total Organisations 28 26 20 74
Total Individuals 51 24 12 87
Total Respondents 79 50 32 161

Table 25

Question 41: Should capital proceeds from a sale in one area be invested in the same area or should there be discretion to invest anywhere in Scotland?

Categories of respondent Same area Discretion Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 0 9 2 11
Leisure/Tourism 2 13 0 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 3 5 1 9
Local Authority 2 7 1 10
Land and Estates 1 6 0 7
Community Groups 2 6 1 9
Ports and Harbours 2 3 1 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 2 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 0 1 1 2
Other 2 1 0 3
Total Organisations 14 53 7 74
Total Individuals 24 53 11 88
Total Respondents 38 106 18 162

Table 26

Question 42: Should it be possible for the capital and maintenance requirements for an individual asset to be funded from another part of the estate, even if management of the assets are devolved to the local level?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 7 1 4 12
Leisure/Tourism 8 1 7 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 2 3 2 7
Local Authority 8 1 1 10
Land and Estates 7 0 0 7
Community Groups 6 1 2 9
Ports and Harbours 2 1 3 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 1 1 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 0 1 2
Other 2 0 1 3
Total Organisations 43 9 22 74
Total Individuals 60 13 15 88
Total Respondents 103 22 37 162

Table 27

Question 43: Should funding of strategic activities from Crown Estate resources continue?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 13 0 1 14
Leisure/Tourism 15 0 1 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 5 0 2 7
Local Authority 10 0 0 10
Land and Estates 6 0 2 8
Community Groups 7 0 1 8
Ports and Harbours 3 0 3 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 4 0 0 4
Other 3 0 0 3
Total Organisations 68 0 10 78
Total Individuals 69 5 13 87
Total Respondents 137 5 23 165

Table 28

Question 44: If yes, should these strategic activities be managed at the national level?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 12 2 0 14
Leisure/Tourism 13 2 0 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 5 0 1 6
Local Authority 12 0 0 12
Land and Estates 6 0 2 8
Community Groups 6 1 1 8
Ports and Harbours 2 1 1 4
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 3 0 0 3
Other 3 0 0 3
Total Organisations 64 6 5 75
Total Individuals 64 9 10 83
Total Respondents 128 15 15 158

Table 29

Question 45: Should the person taking on the responsibility for management of an asset normally take on the responsibility for managing the associated liabilities?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 9 1 4 14
Leisure/Tourism 12 1 3 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 6 1 1 8
Local Authority 10 0 0 10
Land and Estates 6 1 0 7
Community Groups 9 0 0 9
Ports and Harbours 2 2 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 2 0 0 2
Other 3 0 0 3
Total Organisations 61 6 10 77
Total Individuals 69 5 12 86
Total Respondents 130 11 22 163

Table 30

Question 46: Should the liabilities for land restoration and residual liabilities after decommissioning of marine infrastructure be managed locally or nationally?

Categories of respondent Locally Nationally Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 1 13 1 15
Leisure/Tourism 2 9 4 15
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 1 5 2 8
Local Authority 4 3 3 10
Land and Estates 1 7 0 8
Community Groups 3 5 1 9
Ports and Harbours 0 3 3 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 0 2 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 1 1 0 2
Other 1 1 1 3
Total Organisations 14 49 15 78
Total Individuals 17 59 10 86
Total Respondents 31 108 25 164

Table 31

Question 47: Should the costs associated with management of liabilities be included in the overheads for estate management?

Categories of respondent Yes No Don't Know Total
Other Commercial/Research 5 1 7 13
Leisure/Tourism 12 1 3 16
Fisheries/Seafood Bodies 6 1 1 8
Local Authority 5 1 3 9
Land and Estates 8 0 0 8
Community Groups 8 0 1 9
Ports and Harbours 2 2 2 6
Enterprise or Coastal Management Bodies 2 0 0 2
Natural Heritage/Conservation 2 0 0 2
Other 2 0 1 3
Total Organisations 52 6 18 76
Total Individuals 68 6 13 87
Total Respondents 120 12 31 163

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