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.
You may be aware that elections to the Crofting Commission were held on the 17th March 2017. The Commission is now required under Section 2C of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to submit a Policy Plan by 17th September 2017 to the Scottish Ministers setting out its policy on how it proposes to exercise its functions.
A copy of the existing Policy Plan 2015 can be found below.
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.