Discussions on the further progress of compulsory purchase law reform have been taking place between the Scottish Law Commission and the Scottish Government.
A report has now been sent to ministers on the various submissions received by the Commission in response to its discussion paper published in late 2014, along with feedback from engagement events held round the country up until May this year.
Some lengthy submissions were received, 47 formal and eight informal, and the Commission is pleased with the quality. Following an initial consideration, we met with Government officials late in 2015 and again in February 2016 to consider various options for progress, including the possibility of reform in stages rather than the one comprehensive bill contemplated by the discussion paper.
We agreed to draw together a Report for the Scottish Government, to summarise the written submissions, together with the input by stakeholders at the various engagement events hosted around the country by stakeholders between March 2015 and May 2016.
The report to ministers has now been published on the Commission's website, along with the individual formal submissions.
The Commission awaits the Scottish Government’s response before taking the project further.