Community asset transfer

Community Asset Transfer is an important part of the Community Empowerment Act.

We are committed to working with eligible organisations and recognise that the ownership or control of land and buildings is a powerful tool for communities to drive change and achieve their own goals. Community groups can apply to us for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. They can request ownership, lease, or other rights.

Anyone interested in Community Asset Transfer can contact us at communityassets@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

You can see the requests we have had and their outcomes in our Community asset transfer directory or view the community asset transfer requests on the Planning Portal where you can view the documents and make comments within the relevant time period. Search for ‘Community Asset Transfer’ in the ‘Application Type’ drop-down list.

Community Asset Transfers 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Applications received and validated 2 3 1 2 8
Applications approved 1     1 7
Applications refused 0 0 0 0 1
Applications withdrawn 1 0 0 1 0
Appeals to council/Scottish Government 0 0 0 0 1
Reviews of decisions 0 0 0 0 1