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Regulatory Applications

Crofts and common grazings are a valuable resource that should be available both now and in the future, for existing crofters and new entrants to crofting, to use productively.

Crofters are required to submit regulatory applications to the Crofting Commission to make changes to their croft. An overview is available in our Making Changes To my Croft leaflet, also see our Factsheet on What will happen to my croft when I am no longer able to work it.

The Commission's decisions on applications are based on legislation, policy and information obtained in the application process.  In taking its decision the Commission will have regards to the best interests for the croft, the local community and the crofting system. 

The majority of regulatory applications have to be publicly advertised by the applicant.  The exceptions are part croft and whole croft decrofting, new crofts and new common grazings which require to be advertised by the Crofting Commission.   The advert is to advise people with an interest in the application of their right to ‘object’ to the Crofting Commission within a set timescale (generally  28 days).  The term ‘objection’ does not however apply to all regulatory functions.

The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 also makes provision for Commissioners to delegate the making of decisions on their behalf, details of which can be found in the Instrument of Delegation.

There are comprehensive Guidance Notes available for each application form to help crofters complete the forms.  You will also find our information Factsheets and Leaflets within each regulatory function.

We will accept application forms completed in Gaelic. Alternatively, we can send you a Gaelic version of the application form on request.

AOL Email addresses

We still have an ongoing issue with AOL emails in that we will receive your email but are unable to reply to you. So if you do email us from an AOL account, please either include a telephone number or an alternative email address so we can get back to you.

We appreciate your patience while we work with AOL to resolve the issue.

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

T: 01463 663439

info@crofting.scotland.gov.uk

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