LAND REFORM (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003: Part 3
APPLICATION FORM FOR CONSENT TO BUY CROFT LAND, ETC.
APPLICATION FORM in pdf format only (104k)
ADVICE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION FORM FOR CONSENT TO BUY CROFT LAND, etc.
1. Care and time should be spent on completion of this form and ensuring that all supporting documentation is attached. No other form of application will be accepted.
2. The application must be made within the 6 month period following the date of the ballot of the crofting community on the proposal to buy the croft land and interests.
3. Prior to completion, you should read the relevant sections of the Guidance which is available from the Scottish Executive at the contact address given below and the relevant notes at the end of the application form.
4. Where not completed in type, capital letters, in black ink, should be used. Additional pages should be noted with the form paragraph number to which they refer.
5. If you have any problems with completion or require clarification, please contact the Scottish Executive at the address given below.
1. Sporting interests usually include the hunting and taking or shooting of deer and other game or vermin and wild birds and the fishing of trout and other fish species except for salmon - the latter being dealt with separately under the Act.
2. Mineral rights include the rights to search for, access and remove minerals located in the land in question, with the exception of oil, coal, gas, gold or silver.
3. The term "salmon fishings" means such fishings on inland waters.
1. The notes to the regulations make it clear that maps must be derived from Ordnance Survey maps. It is important that these should be used to clearly identify the boundaries of the land to be purchased in order to avoid risk of challenge.
2. In order to make sure of clarity maps and drawings should be to a standard scale and north should be shown.
3. Metric measurements to two decimal places (e.g. 8.23 metres, 2.31 ha), and not imperial (e.g. 1 inch to 8 feet), should be used.
4. Maps need to contain sufficient surrounding details (fences, houses etc) to enable the position of the land to be accurately fixed.
5. Drawings may be used to reinforce the accuracy of the location and dimensions of the land to be purchased.
6. Drawings which simply show a perimeter, cannot be taken as accurate, and should therefore include diagonal measurements, angles at each change of boundary direction and National Grid co-ordinates supported by tape checks or Global Positioning System (GPS) measures along each boundary. Failure to do this may raise the possibility of challenge.
7. Undefined boundaries should be accurately fixed to existing detail by metric measurements shown on the map/drawing.
8. Any salmon fishing or mineral rights should be clearly marked on your map, showing boundaries, etc, as above.
9. Failure to provide clear and accurate maps, plans or drawings may result in an application being rejected or lead to misunderstanding and litigation.
The Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
47 Robb's Loan
Edinburgh EH14 1TY
Tel: 0131 244 6213
Fax: 0131 244 6259