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August 24, 2016

Could this have been avoided?

Work continues throughout the summer to draft guidance and regulations so that communities can begin to take advantage of different parts of the Community Empowerment Act . The section that deals with the transfer of public assets will inevitably be contentious. The Act has been predicated on the assumption that public bodies will respond favourably to requests but even if they don’t, the community can still appeal to Ministers. One wonders whether the Act might have avoided this long running Council vs community stramash in deepest Perthshire?



Ericht Trust

Earlier this year we reported that The Ericht Trust in Blairgowrie were locked in a lengthy battle with Perth and Kinross Council over the transfer of a former school building. From the most recent account, it appears that relations between the community and Council have become even worse


Most recent report from Ericht Trust