Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has this week launched a consultation which explores the ways in which the legislation relating to allotments could be amended.
The consultation has been prepared to reflect the key areas raised during the recent consultation on the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill and include:
Reviewing the definition of allotment;
Reviewing the powers and duties of Local Authorities in relation to allotments; and
Identifying any other areas of the legislation that may need to be updated and, or simplified.
Responses to this consultation are expected to feed directly into the development of a draft CERB that will be consulted on this summer.