Three community asset transfers approved for Highland communities

Three community asset transfers approved for Highland communities

Cllr Allan Henderson

Three Highland communities are to benefit from the decisions of the Highland Council’s communities and place committee as community asset transfers have been approved for Corpach and Spean Bridge in Lochaber and Lochinver in Sutherland.

In Lochaber, the transfers agreed are for the sale of Community Centre car park in Corpach to Kilmallie Community Centre for £7,500; and a decision was homologated to include another car park in the extent of land be transferred at Spean Bridge Community Centre to Spean Bridge Community Centre SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation).

Councillors also agreed to the sale of Lochinver Mission Centre in Sutherland to Assynt Development Trust for £1.

Chair of the communities and place committee Cllr Allan Henderson said: “Successful community asset transfers are great news for our local communities and The Highland Council remains committed even in these difficult times to facilitate applications.

“Community asset transfers contribute to one of the council’s key strategic priorities which aims to encourage community led and run services involving more people in local decision making.”

Community Asset Transfer requests can be made under the Community Empowerment Act and all three approved by Highland councillors are subject to terms of transfer.

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