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Enlarging Croft Land

Enlargement of a croft is the term used when non croft land is added to an existing croft and becomes part of that croft tenancy. It is important before you apply to check that the extent of the croft, after the non-croft land is added, does not substantially exceed 30 hectares.

 

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

 Enlargement of Crofts - Section 4 of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

 

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • The enlargement will be of benefit to the croft
  • The enlargement will be of benefit to the crofter
  • The enlargement will not create any access issues
  • The tenant is complying with their statutory duties
  • The area of the enlarged croft will be less than 36 hectares

 If any of these conditions are not met, the application will be escalated.          

 

Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your application, if required.

Please note that when you are completing the Registration Application for RoS you are required to advise them of persons who own/occupy any adjacent croft or land, as our ROC is not mapped based the Commission cannot assist you with this information.

Enlarging Croft Land

UPDATE FOR CROFTERS

Given last night’s announcement from the UK and Scottish Government the Crofting Commission’s office is now effectively closed.

Working without an office base presents us with many practical challenges and we will not be able to offer a normal service. We cannot deal with any new applications for the time being, though we will keep this under review. Meantime, our staff who continue to work from home, will process existing applications as far as possible.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot. Messages received in this inbox will find their way to the right person.

We cannot take phone calls on our normal office number or respond to any voicemails that are left on that number. Instead we have added mobile numbers to the Contact Us page of this website so crofters can continue to speak with us.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the proposals outlined above may change but we will keep you updated if they do.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 

 

 

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