The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 introduces Asset Transfers. Asset Transfers introduce a right for community bodies to make requests to all local authorities, Scottish Ministers and a range of public bodies for any land or building they feel they could make better use of.
More information is detailed below along with contact details for the Community Planning Partners.
Part 5 of the Community Empowerment Act introduces a right for community bodies to make requests to all local authorities, Scottish Ministers and a range of public bodies for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. They can request ownership, lease or other rights as they wish.
The public authorities must transparently assess requests against a specified list of criteria, laid out in the Act, and agree the request unless there are reasonable grounds for refusal.
The Scottish government have prepared guidance for community bodies on the asset transfer process. SCDC have also developed information on the Asset Transfer process which you can find on their website.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, requires that we publish an annual report on Aberdeen City Council’s activity in relation to Participation Requests and Asset Transfers, you can find the 2017/2018 Annual report here.
To make an Asset Transfer Request, complete our request form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a list of contact details for the public services that participation requests and asset transfer requests can be made to.
|Public Service||Contact details|
|Aberdeen City Council|
Contact: Stephen Booth
Contact: Public Involvement Team
Inspector Rob Sturton, Kittybrewster Community Policing Team
Asset transfers: EstatesDalmarnockHelpdesk@scotland.pnn.police.uk
|Scottish Environmental Protection Agency|
Contact: Anne Conrad / Neil Deasley
|Scottish Fire and Rescue|
Contact: Darren Riddell
|Scottish Natural Heritage|
Contact: John Kerr
Contact: Derick Murray