The Land Reform Act is not about compulsory purchase or forced sales. Current land
owners are under absolutely no obligation to sell.
Registration gives the people of Kinghorn the opportunity to buy only when land comes
on the market.
A formal community ballot is required before any purchase made under the Land reform
act. No application to purchase can be made without this.
If a ballot is successful - and the application to purchase the land is allowed to
proceed by the Scottish Executive, a "Fair Market Price" will be determined by an
independent valuer appointed by the Executive.
The landowner can take the land back off the market at any time.
KCLA would apply for the bulk of the costs to the Lottery ‘Growing Community Assets
Fund’, created to fund local communities to buy land and buildings that will help
them become stronger and more sustainable’.
Kinghorn will face more development pressure. Registration gives Kinghorn people
more influence to secure the future the community wants for this land.
We are starting a process. The plans are sound but not set in stone. We are starting
detailed business, land management and financial planning to realise the vision over
time. Consultation is central to that.