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Concern over lack of interest in new community land-buying powers

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

New community land-buying powers have not been used at all since they were introduced more than a year ago, leading to claims the law is not “fit for purpose”.
Concerns were raised after the Scottish Government confirmed to The Press and Journal that there have been no applications to date by groups seeking to take advantage of their extended right-to-buy initiative.
Campaigners and Labour politicians suggested last night that the lack of interest may be a result of the narrow scope of the legislation, and urged Scottish ministers to consider making changes.
The powers were introduced last...
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