7. Notification of the Minister's Decision on an Application
The 2003 Act sets out that Ministers are required to notify their decision on a CCB's application to buy eligible croft land, eligible additional land, interests or the interest of the tenant in tenanted land, in a prescribed form (section 82 refers). This form is to include the reasons for the Ministers' decision.
The consultation sets out information which the Scottish Government proposed should be provided by Ministers on their decision including: name of CCB; description of eligible land/sporting interests/interest of the tenant in tenanted land; decision on application and date from which it is effective; conditions attached to consent; and reasons for decision.
Question 17: Are you content with the format of the above?
Six of the eight respondents who addressed this question were content with the format proposed, some stating that the proposals appeared to be reasonable with all relevant information included. The remaining two respondents, Shetland Islands Council and Shetland Partnership, were both content with the format, but provided their view that the text at 4(d) appeared to be contradictory.
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