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FOI Request: 101636

Received: 16 October 2019

Division: Serving Crofting

Status: Completed

I write with reference to your emails dated 26th June 2019 and the files attached thereto. Contained therein is a letter from the Senior Manager of the Crofters Commission Archie Macnab dated 18th February 2003. In his letter he refers to a Development Brief. Do the Crofting Commission have a record of the contents of the brief? Also, is it possible to obtain a copy of the said letter without redactions in order to pursue enquiries?

Decision: Partial Release 12 November 2019

The requested copy of the Development brief mentioned in the letter dated 18 February 2003, this brief can be found on the Highland council’s website. With regards to an unredacted copy of the letter I am only able to remove part of the redaction for you as the rest would be in breach of the Data Protection Principles.


Public Holiday Closure

We will be closed on Friday 3rd and Monday 6 July for a public holiday.

The Commission is now accepting new applications, but as all staff continue to work from home and the office remains closed, these will be processed more slowly than usual. Any applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register form to notify the Commission that an event has taken place, will be given priority over other applications.

Where applications require a site visit, it will not be possible for any site visit to be carried out until the government eases the current restrictions on movement.Where any application involves a hearing, no hearings will take place until the current restrictions on movement are eased and the government has advised that public meetings (with appropriate physical distancing) can take 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.

You can continue to contact us by email and although we are now in a position to deal with phone calls to our reception line, few staff have access to work phones to make return calls and therefore the service will be limited. We would therefore ask that you continue to contact us via email. You can of course continue to use the mobile numbers on the Contact Us page of this website to speak with us.

The Commission understands that this is a difficult time for all concerned, but we wish to reassure crofters and their agents that we will continue to work to restore normal levels of service. It is unlikely that this can be fully restored until the government permits offices to reopen and for various restrictions on movements and meetings to be eased.
20 May 2020.

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