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Regulatory Applications

 

There are regulatory application forms and guidance notes for each regulatory function the Crofting Commission is responsible for.

Crofters are required to submit regulatory applications to the Crofting Commission to make changes to their croft. 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.

See the Law, Policy and Procedures on Public Notification and our list of recognised newspapers.  Please note, regulatory applications only need to be advertised once.

CROFTING REGISTER - IMPORTANT NOTICE

Some regulatory applications now trigger the compulsory requirement to register your croft with the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.  In some cases this has resulted in delays in processing applications. We cannot take decisions on regulatory applications until the croft is registered. 

We realise that delays cause frustration with our customers. One of the main reasons for delays is problems with the maps submitted with the Registration application. We would urge you to refer to the guidance issued by Registers of Scotland on the detail required in the maps  It is also important that cheques for payment of the croft registration fee should be made payable to the Crofting Commission.

The Crofting Commission welcomes the completion of application forms in Gaelic.

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.   Here is a list of people and organisations who provide guidance and information to new and existing crofters on a variety of crofting matters.

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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