The Scottish Government has opened online consultations on the draft regulations of three parts of Community Empowerment Act. The parts are Asset Transfer Requests; Participation Requests; and Planning, Guidance and Regulation.

The Scottish Government are having online consultations to make it easier for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance the work. These three consultations will provide feedback on proposed draft regulations.

The Community Empowerment Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 17 June 2015 and received Royal Assent, becoming an Act, on 24 July. The Act should help to empower community bodies through the ownership of land and buildings, and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them.  It will also help to improve outcomes for communities by improving the process of community planning, ensuring that local service providers work together even more closely with communities to meet the needs of the people who use them. For frequently asked questions about the Act, please visit

For more information and guidance on Asset Transfer Consultation, please go to:

Consultations on the Asset Transfer close on 20th June 2016.

For more information on the Participation Requests Consultation, please go to:

Consultations on Participation Requests close on 15th June 2016.

For more information on the Planning, Guidance and Regulation Consultation, go to:

Consultations on Planning, Guidance and Regulation close on 13th June 2016.