The constitution, powers and duties of the Crofting Commission are set out in The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 as amended by the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2007, the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013. Find out more in the Framework document below.
The Commission are also required under Section 2C of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to prepare and submit a Policy Plan to the Scottish Ministers setting out their policy on how they propose to exercise their functions.
CROFTING COMMISSION POLICY PLAN
The Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the Act”) Screening Determination under Section 8 (1)
We (the Crofting Commission) have prepared a five year policy plan. We have determined under section 8(1) of the Act, following consultation with the Consultation Authorities, that the Crofting Commission Policy Plan is not likely to have significant effects upon the environment. Any environmental effects will be site specific and can be controlled by other more specific agricultural controls and environmental mechanisms. Therefore, the Crofting Commission Policy Plan will not require strategic environmental assessment (SEA).
A copy of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report can be found here.