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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

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do now have some staff who are able to access our office, although the numbers are restricted due to social distancing measures. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

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

 

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